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2 foreign women killed as rented house catches fire in Phu Quoc

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:25 GMT+7
2 foreign women killed as rented house catches fire in Phu Quoc
Firefighters put out the fire on Phu Quoc Island off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang on December 28, 2019. Photo: Tuoi Tre Contributor

Two foreign women were killed after a fire broke out at a tenanted house on Phu Quoc, a famous tourist island off the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang, on early Saturday morning.

The flames engulfed the house following an explosion at around 2:30 am on Nguyen Thi Dinh Street in Duong Dong Town, according to police officers.

The fire was put out after about 40 minutes, but the entire place had already been burned down.

Two women were killed and five others hospitalized following the incident.

Two of the injured victims are also foreigners.

Reports said that the two deceased victims came from South Africa and Russia.

Officers have not been able to identify them as their bodies were seriously burned.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

In a recent case, a fire broke out at two houses in Duong Dong Town, causing damage worth nearly VND2 billion (US$86,500).

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