JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Grocery store fire takes five lives in southern Vietnam

Grocery store fire takes five lives in southern Vietnam

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 17:17 GMT+7
Grocery store fire takes five lives in southern Vietnam
The scene of the fire that occurred at a house in Di An City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, on the evening of August 18, 2021. Photo: B.D./ Tuoi Tre

A blaze suddenly broke out at a grocery shop in Binh Duong Province, located in southern Vietnam, on Wednesday night, killing a family of four people and one relative of theirs, local sources reported.

The tragic accident occurred at a house in the province’s Di An City at around 10:20 pm, leaving three people dead on the spot while two others died later at hospital.

Covering around 120 square meters, the house doubled as both a residence and a grocery shop that contained numerous flammable commodities, which made the fire spread rapidly.

Five vehicles and more than 20 firefighters were called to the scene and they managed to stamp out the blaze quickly.

Rescuers brought all the five victims out of the flames, but the 44-year-old house owner, L.D.A., his wife, 43, and their niece, 20, died on the spot.

The couple’s son and daughter, aged 15 and 18 respectively, were taken to hospital immediately but could not make it later due to their severe conditions.

All the five victims died from smoke inhalation, according to authorities' initial conclusions.  

Local police are investigating the cause of the fire as well as the property damage caused by the incident.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news