|Tam Nong market was burnt down in the fire. — Photo vnexpress.net
ĐỒNG THAP (VNS) — A three-hour-long fire occurred yesterday night, destroying 20 kiosks in Tam Nong Market in Dong Thap Province's Tam Nong District.
No security guard was stationed at the market when it caught fire.
Most of the products in the market were clothes, cosmetic products and textiles.
It took three hours for staff from Tram Chim National Park and fire police from Dong Thap Province's Fire Department to put out the fire.
Le Hoang Nam, deputy chairman of Tam Nong District's People's Committee, estimated the damage to the 20 kiosks at VND20 billion (US$952,000).
According to an initial investigation, the fire was due to an electrical problem, Nam said, adding that the local government would offer VND4 million (US$190) to each kiosk owner. — VNS