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Elderly woman dies in house fire

Update: February, 13/2015 - 00:00
The fire spread so rapidly that the wooden house was completely destroyed, with the woman trapped inside. — VNA/VNS Photo

LAM DONG (VNS) — The police department in Lam Dong Province's Di Linh District have investigated the scene of a fire that left a 79-year-old woman dead in her house on Wednesday night.

Initial information from the relevant agency and neighbours in the area revealed that the fire had caused the women's death.

Due to the cold weather, the elderly woman had been burning wood to keep warm before going to bed. While she was in deep sleep, the fire threw up some sparks that quickly burst into flames. Her relatives living nearby saw the fire and rushed to rescue her. But the fire spread so rapidly that the wooden house was completely destroyed, with the woman trapped inside.

Lam Dong Province is experiencing dry weather, but it is very cold at night in some mountainous areas.

It is recommended that in order to prevent mishaps, people should be careful while using coal or wood to light the fireplace in their homes. — VNS


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