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Massive fire guts recycling plant in northern Vietnam

Massive fire guts recycling plant in northern Vietnam

Monday, July 26, 2021, 14:15 GMT+7
Massive fire guts recycling plant in northern Vietnam
Smoke emits from a conflagration at a recycling plant in Trang Minh Ward, Kien An District, Hai Phong City, Vietnam, July 25, 2021. Photo H.Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A fire has consumed a large-scale recycling plant in northern Vietnam, with no casualties reported.

The blaze broke out around midday on Sunday and soon engulfed the recycling plant, which occupies an area of thousands of square meters at 610 Tran Tat Van Street in Trang Minh Ward, Kien An District, Hai Phong, according to preliminary information.

After noticing the fire, Kien An leaders promptly mobilized firefighting forces who managed to put it under control by 2:00 pm on Sunday.

However, they were still present at the scene hours later, pumping water to stem the risk of reignition.

Although many workers were at the plant during the conflagration, no casualties were reported. 

Meanwhile, the majority of facilities, warehouses, and waste resources on the premises were burned down completely. 

The waste handling industry in Trang Minh Ward dates back to the 1980s, and is still prevalent with over 80 recycling plants at the moment. 

As these plants are poorly handling their toxic discharges, the local community has raised serious concerns about the environment and public health harm they pose to the locale. 

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