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Three dead, six injured in gas explosion in northern Vietnam

Three dead, six injured in gas explosion in northern Vietnam

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 12:08 GMT+7
Three dead, six injured in gas explosion in northern Vietnam
Firefighters spray water to cool the scene of a coal gasification explosion in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, October 12, 2021. Photo: Hong Ha / Tuoi Tre

A coal gasification explosion at a tile company killed three people and injured six others in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh on Tuesday afternoon.

The provincial People’s Committee confirmed later the same day that the deadly accident happened at BNC Tiles Joint Stock Company in Que Vo 2 Industrial Park in Que Vo District at around 4:00 pm.

The dead victims include three people aged between 26 and 41 whereas six others, aged 36 to 45, sustained serious injuries, the committee announced.

Functional forces and rescuers arrived at the scene shortly after to find the victims and provide treatment.

Leaders of the province also directed related agencies and the BNC company to promptly send condolences and give financial support to the victims and their families.

Currently, Bac Ninh police are urgently investigating and clarifying the case. 

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