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Fire occurs in Linh Dam residential quarter

Update: September, 16/2015 - 16:45
Rescue men use ladder automobile to rescue residents being block in the fire in the Linh Dam residential quarter. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Firemen in Ha Noi rescued 25 people from a fire broke out in a 35-storey Linh Dam residential quarter in Ha Noi's Hoang Mai District at around 10am today.

The rescuees included a cardiovascular patient living on the 22nd floor, and two children, while leading 43 other residents out of the smoke-filled building.


Four fire engines and more than 80 firemen were sent to the scene.


The fire was extinguished at 12.30pm, said officials.

Lieutenant-colonel Tran Doan Nguyen, head of the Thanh Xuan District Fire Prevention and Control Police Team, said the fire began in a technical box on the 17th floor, followed by smoke spreading to the upper floors. — VNS

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