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Separate stores report huge losses after fires

Update: February, 06/2015 - 16:34
The first fire started at 5am this morning in a gas lighter store of a Hong Kong-invested company in the Go Dau Industrial Zone of the southern Tay Ninh Province. — Photo tuoitre.vn

TAY NINH (VNS) — Stores in the southern region reported losses worth millions of dong after two fires broke out there.

The first fire started at 5am this morning in a gas lighter store of a Hong Kong-invested company in the Go Dau Industrial Zone of the southern Tay Ninh Province.

The Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Vo Van Dung said the fire started after explosions were reported in the 500-square-metre store of the Top Pieu Company.

The blaze was successfully stamped by fire fighters with 20 fire trucks, who spent four hours trying to tamp down the fire.

No casualties were reported, but the store was demolished in the fire, resulting in a loss of about VND2 million (US$94.3), he said.

At 11pm last night, another fire occurred at the store of the Minh Thanh Company, owned by the Ministry of National Defence, in HCM City's Le Hong Phong Road.

The fire quickly destroyed parts of the 4,000 square-metre store before it was brought under control at 1am this morning. As many as 18 fire trucks and 150 fire fighters managed to protect a 3,200-square metres interior decoration store.

The loss was initially estimated to be about VND2 million ($94.3). The police are investigating the reason behind the fires. — VNS

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