At least 14 killed in Hanoi house fire

24 May 2024
2024-05-24 16:28

A fire at a two-block house in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District early on Friday has killed at least 14 people. The fire reportedly started from the 55-sq.m courtyard between the two blocks which was used for electric bicycle sales and repairs.

Firefighting police and rescue forces dispatched numerous vehicles and dozens of officers and soldiers to the scene, but the house’s location in an alley around two meters wide and 200 meters from the main road made it inaccessible to fire trucks. The emergency services had to lay water hoses to extinguish the fire. Six people were injured and are receiving treatment at Hanoi Transport Hospital.

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