Hundreds of building workers yesterday afternoon fled from smoke and flames to the top of a hotel being built in Ha Noi.
Firemen put the blaze out in half an hour, allowing panic-stricken workers to safely leave the building. No one is reported to have been injured. The new hotel, for the Marriot Group, is in Tu Liem District. An electrical short circuit is believed to have been responsible for the fire. The US$130 million hotel is scheduled to be completed later this year. —VNA/VNS Photo Doan Tuan