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Wet market fire guts 14 kiosks in southern Vietnam

Wet market fire guts 14 kiosks in southern Vietnam

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 15:16 GMT+7
Wet market fire guts 14 kiosks in southern Vietnam
Local competent forces cope with the aftermath of a wet market fire that gutted 14 kiosks in Thanh Binh District, Dong Thap Province, southern Vietnam, April 22, 2023. Photo: Tong Doanh / Tuoi Tre

A fire broke out at a wet market in Dong Thap Province, southern Vietnam on Saturday morning, completely destroying 14 kiosks, confirmed a local official.

The fire occurred at around 6:00 am at Binh Thanh wet market, Phan Van Phung, vice-chairman of the People’s Committee of Thanh Binh District, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene and put out the fire by 6:50 am the same day.

Aside from the 14 kiosks entirely destroyed, two other ones were half burnt, with total damage estimated at VND2.4 billion (US$102,180), Phung said.

No casualties were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The local competent forces also visited and offered encouragement to local households affected by the fire, the official added.

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Dang Tuyet – Hong Ngan / Tuoi Tre News

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