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Fire destroys two fishing boats

Update: January, 20/2016 - 08:00
A fire broke out late Monday night, completely destroying two fishing boats in the central province of Quang Ngai.— Photo zing.vn

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A fire broke out late Monday night, completely destroying two fishing boats in the central province of Quang Ngai.

"I was woken up by a burning smell and then I heard explosions. When I went out, I saw the fire, which was five to six metres high, from a fishing boat. It was spreading to the boats next to it," a local at Tinh Hoa berth where the fire occurred, said.

The residents had to cut the cables of the fishing boats around to prevent the fire from spreading.

Two fire engines were sent to the spot, but even after two hours firemen could not extinguish the blaze, because oil on the boat had spilled out.

As a result, the two fishing boats and all the tools used for fishing were completely destroyed.

The losses are estimated to be VND1.2 billion (US$53,000).

No casualties were reported.

The case is under investigation. — VNS

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