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House fire kills six family members in Ho Chi Minh City

House fire kills six family members in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10:23 GMT+7
House fire kills six family members in Ho Chi Minh City
A house is burned down after a deadly fire broke out there in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 30, 2021. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Six people in a family, including a two-month-old baby, were killed while another was injured after a fire broke out at a house in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City early on Tuesday morning.

The deadly blaze occurred at the home of 54-year-old Tam in Cat Lai Ward at around 1:00 am, according to preliminary information

Eyewitnesses said they did everything they could to put out the flames in vain.

As firefighting police officers arrived and extinguished the conflagration, six people inside the house had already died, while Tam survived as he had slept on the outside of the house.

Tam, however, suffered second-degree burns and were rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment.

The deceased were later identified as Bui Thi Loan, 52, Luc Kien Anh, 27, Luc Tuyen Trinh, 25, Bui Thuy An, 24, Luc Kien Nghi, seven, and a two-month-old baby.

Police officers investigate a house fire that killed six people in a family in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 30, 2021. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Police officers investigate a house fire that killed six people in a family in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 30, 2021. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

They were Tam’s wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.

Five motorbikes and all property inside the house were also burned down.

As of 6:00 am the same morning, the location had been sealed off for police officers to carry out their investigation.

The family is categorized as a poor household, Nguyen Duc Hien, chairman of the Cat Lai Ward People’s Committee, said, adding that local authorities are discussing the most suitable support for the victims.

Police officers investigate a house fire that killed six people in a family in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 30, 2021. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Police officers investigate a house fire that killed six people in a family in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, March 30, 2021. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Vo Thi Biec, mother of Bui Thi Loan – one of the six deceased victim. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

Vo Thi Biec, the mother of Bui Thi Loan – one of the six deceased victims. Photo: Le Phan / Tuoi Tre

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