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One killed, one injured in Ho Chi Minh City hotel fire

Friday, September 25, 2020, 18:40 GMT+7
One killed, one injured in Ho Chi Minh City hotel fire
A hotel in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City is sealed off after a fire broke out on September 25, 2020. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

One person was killed and another was injured after a fire erupted at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City early Friday morning.

The flames broke out on the fifth floor of a hotel on Cach Mang Thang Tam Street in Ward 12, District 10 at around 5:20 am, according to preliminary information.

People inside the hotel and local residents tried to put out the blaze but the situation spiraled out of control.

Tens of firefighting officers and many fire engines were dispatched to the scene and they eventually extinguished the fire.

L.T.T.T., 25, who was from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, was killed, and P.T.S., 50, who hails from the central city of Da Nang, was wounded following the incident.

A 12-square-meter room and many assets were burned down.

Local authorities are working to determine the cause of the fire.

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