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Tuyên Quang TV tower goes up in flames

Update: October, 18/2016 - 11:00
People living around Tuyên Quang Television Station panic on seeing the fire at the television tower yesterday. — Photo baogiaothong.vn
Viet Nam News

TUYÊN QUANG — A fire occurred at a height of 30m, around the middle section of the television tower in northern Tuyên Quang Province yesterday afternoon. No casualties were reported.

Witnesses said they heard a loud boom of an alleged explosion before seeing smoke and fire from the television tower.

Colonel Phạm Đinh Bá Tiên, head of the Fire fighting police, Search and Rescue Department, said initial investigation revealed that the fire originated from paint buckets that were used to repaint the tower.

The province’s Information and Communication Department affirmed that the fire did not affect TV broadcasting activities. — VNS

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