|A fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon, destroying at least four houses in Hà Nội’s Trần Thái Tông Street. – Photo zing.vn |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – At least four buildings were burnt down after a fire broke out at 1.30pm this afternoon in Hà Nội’s Trần Thái Tông Street.
Buildings on the street numbering from 39 to 45 all caught fire. The buildings are six- to eight-storey structures that house businesses such as restaurants, fashion stores and karaoke bars.
Several motorbikes parked in front of these buildings were also destroyed in the blaze. A five-seater car, located around 200 metres away from the site of the incident, went up in flames. A thick black smoke was seen up to several kilometres away.
Eight fire trucks, 30 firefighters and two ambulances were rushed to the scene. The firefighters are looking for victims who may have got trapped inside the buildings; the number of victims has not been revealed.
Witnesses said a group of welders were making an advertising board for the karaoke bar, and that the fire may have started at the spot. – VNS