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​One dead in two fires in Hanoi 

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 22:00 GMT+7
​One dead in two fires in Hanoi 
Smoke rises from a fire in Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 10, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Two fires occurred on Wednesday night and Thursday morning at a high-rise and a shop in Hanoi, killing one person.

Flames were blazing through the penultimate floor of a 25-story building under construction in Cau Giay District, at around 8:00 pm on Wednesday, according to witnesses.

Firefighters took about an hour to put out the fire, with authorities blocking traffic at the ends of Le Van Luong Street, where the building sits.

Police have not found any one stranded in the building.

Fire breaks out on the penultimate floor of a building in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Fire breaks out on the penultimate floor of a building in Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 9, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

In the second incident starting at 6:30 am the following day, raging fire spread from a bedding shop to a semidetached store, selling industrial gas cylinders, and a three-floor house near the Vinh Tuy Bridge in Long Bien District, Hanoi.

Locals reported hearing multiple explosions in the event, with a huge column of smoke climbing into the sky for 30 minutes before the flames were extinguished.

A female senior residing in the house died, while completely burned beddings and fire-licked gas cylinders were found in the two shops, according to a local official.

Police are probing the cases.

A fierce fire is seen in Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam, May 10, 2018. Video: Facebook account Hien la ten cua toi

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