Police in Ha Tinh Province, north-central Vietnam are investigating an explosion which left three young residents in Thach Ha District badly burned on Friday evening, with one of the victims requiring intensive treatment, confirmed a local official on the same day.
The explosion took place at around 7:30 pm in the kitchen of a house owned by Nguyen Thi Thuong in the district’s Dinh Ban Commune, Pham Cong Tung, chairman of the commune’s administration, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on the same evening.
Three people were found seriously burned when local inhabitants approached the scene of the incident.
The victims included V.T.Q., 15; N.T.H., 24; and T.V.H., 18, all native of the commune.
The locals and authorities rushed the victims to hospital for emergency treatment.
The Ha Tinh General Hospital said it received the three burned victims at around 8:25 pm on the same day.
T.V.H. and V.T.Q., who got their arms, legs, and faces injured, were transferred to a medical center in Hanoi for further treatment.
Meanwhile, N.T.H. with multiple injuries all over the body is receiving intensive treatment at the Ha Tinh General Hospital.
Police are working to determine the root cause of the explosion, which was suspected to be a gas cylinder explosion or a homemade firecracker explosion, Tung said.