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Four family members killed as fire engulfs baby store in Hanoi

Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:25 GMT+7
Four family members killed as fire engulfs baby store in Hanoi
Firefighters put out the fire that broke out at a baby store in Dong Da District, Hanoi, April 4, 2021. Photo: Ha Linh / Tuoi Tre

Four members of a family were killed after a fire broke out at their house, which they also used to run a baby store, in Hanoi early on Sunday morning.

The house, located at 311 Ton Duc Thang Street in Dong Da District, began catching fire at around 1:00 am, when the victims were sleeping.

Firefighting police officers arrived at the location shortly after being notified, but all four people inside the house were already dead.

The deceased victims include Nguyen Thac Thi, 80, Nguyen Anh Hong – Thi’s 40-year-old daughter, Dinh Hung Vy – Hong’s 38-year-old husband, and Dinh Ha Tue Man – Hong’s 10-year-old son.

The first body was brought out of the house at around 6:45 am the same day.

Preliminary information showed that the house covers an area of 60 square meters and has three floors together with only one entrance.

Fire trucks and ambulances arrive at the location. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Fire trucks and ambulances arrive at the location. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

The family operated a shop selling such baby products as milk and diapers on the first floor.

They lived and stored their merchandise on the second and third floors.

The fire spread very quickly as there were a lot of inflammable objects including diapers and clothes.

Fire trucks and ambulances arrive at the location. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Fire trucks and ambulances arrive at the location. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Hanoi authorities have provided financial support to the victims' families.

They are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the deadly fire.

Police officers probe a fire that broke out at a baby store in Dong Da District, Hanoi, April 4, 2021. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

Police officers probe a fire that broke out at a baby store in Dong Da District, Hanoi, April 4, 2021. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

A victim’s body is brought out of the house in Dong Da District, Hanoi, April 4, 2021. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

A victim’s body is brought out of the house in Dong Da District, Hanoi, April 4, 2021. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

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