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Balloon explosion injures three

Update: September, 06/2013 - 11:00
Vuong Hong Tham, 43, and his two nephews had pumped more than 40 balloons for the first-day ceremony of a nearby school. The balloons had been released to the roof, touching an electric bulb and triggering a mass explosion.— File Photo

HAI PHONG (VNS)— A balloon explosion in Hai Phong's Hung Nhue Vuong Street left three people seriously injured and a 14sq.m apartment with no roof.

Vuong Hong Tham, 43, and his two nephews had pumped more than 40 balloons for the first-day ceremony of a nearby school. The balloons had been released to the roof, touching an electric bulb and triggering a mass explosion.

Tham was taken to nearby Viet-Tiep Hospital, while his two nephews were transferred to Ha Noi for treatment of serious burns. . — VNS

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