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Massive fires extinguished in Ha Noi, Bac Giang

Update: June, 18/2015 - 17:32
A blaze broke out in Linh Dam residential quarter early morning. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 100 firefighters and 10 trucks in Ha Noi City were mobilised to extinguish a huge blaze that broke out at a construction site early today morning.

The fire broke out at 2am in a 3ha temporary tent site for construction workers in Linh Dam residential area. Thousands of frightened people, who had been sleeping, rushed into the open area to escape the fire.

The blaze was extinguished after an hour, thanks to the efforts of the local firefighters who arrived immediately on the scene.

A local witness said the blaze spread fast through the iron sheet-roofed tent site after an explosion that he had heard. The site had 200 tents, temporarily built for workers who were building apartments in Hoang Mai District.

The fire destroyed all the assets of the workers who had left their homeland to earn money in the capital city.

Fortunately, no casualties were reported.

Another blaze broke out at the South Korea-invested DAWON Vina Ltd-Co., located in Dinh Tram industrial zone in the northern Bac Giang Province yesterday evening.

About 140 firefighters and 13 trucks were deployed to stamp out the huge fire.

The Bac Giang Province firefighting police asked for support from neighbouring province of Bac Ninh and extinguished the fire after one-and-a-half hours.

The blaze destroyed the company's 3,000sq.m painting workshop, and a considerable amount of assets.

The company specialises in manufacturing telephone covers and electronic components.

The causes of the two fires are being investigated. — VNS

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