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Five people saved, four houses burned in southern Vietnam fire

Five people saved, four houses burned in southern Vietnam fire

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 10:44 GMT+7
Five people saved, four houses burned in southern Vietnam fire
The scene of a household fire in Long Xuyen City, An Giang Province, Vietnam, August 13, 2021. Photo: Tien Vu / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters rescued five people trapped in a fire that burned four houses in the southern Vietnamese province of An Giang in the early hours on Friday.

The blaze broke out at the house of 60-year-old Nguyen Thi My Dung at 270 Ha Hoang Ho Street in Long Xuyen City, An Giang at around 4:40 am the same day.

Local people called firefighters for help as the inferno quickly spread to adjacent houses.

Five fire trucks, 40 firefighters, and two water tankers from the city’s department of urban works were mobilized to the scene to extinguish the fire.

Rescuers managed to help five people stuck in the fire get out.

The blaze completely destroyed two houses and partially damaged two others. 

Initial damage was estimated at VND620 million (US$27,270).

Long Xuyen City police have coordinated with other functional forces to examine the scene and investigate the cause of the fire.

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