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Man suffers severe burns after suspected gas explosion in Ho Chi Minh City

Man suffers severe burns after suspected gas explosion in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, November 24, 2022, 17:28 GMT+7
Man suffers severe burns after suspected gas explosion in Ho Chi Minh City
The alley where the explosion took place in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

A man suffered serious burns across his body following a suspected gas explosion at a house in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday night.

Authorities in District 7 confirmed on Thursday morning that they were investigating the cause of a gas explosion at a house in an alley on Huynh Tan Phat Street in Tan Thuan Dong Ward.

Preliminary information showed that residents in the alley heard a loud noise coming from the ground floor of the house at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday.

They rushed to check and saw 43-year-old La Ngoc Giau running out of the house and screaming for help.

Giau suffered serious burns across his body and was taken to Cho Ray Hospital in District 5 for emergency treatment.

The front door of the house was thrown out due to the force of the blast, while many items inside were damaged.

Eyewitnesses said they noticed a heavy smell of gas from the house.

Giau’s wife and two children were unharmed as they were upstairs when the incident happened.

The police unit in District 7 later arrived to investigate and collect eyewitnesses’ statements.

A source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper said that the explosion stemmed from a leak in this house's gas tank.

Giau was smoking prior to the explosion, the source added.

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Duy Khang - Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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