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No deaths in Quảng Nam automobile factory fire

Update: February, 03/2017 - 14:00
A fire broke out in a factory in central Quảng Nam Province’s Chu Lai-Trường Hải Auto Manufacture and Assembly Complex on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo
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QUẢNG NAM — No fatalities have been reported in the fire that broke out in a factory in Quảng Nam Province’s Chu Lai-Trường Hải Auto Manufacture and Assembly Complex on Thursday evening.

Concerned agencies are working to calculate the damages caused by the fire, the central province’s People’s Committee said on Friday morning.

Initial investigations have revealed that the fire burnt down a set of automobile components including tyres and specialised paints.

At 6pm on Thursday, some workers spotted smoke coming out of a section of the factory, located in Núi Thành District and reported it to authority. Fire fighters and fire trucks were mobilised to the scene and the provincial committee officials also joined in. The fire was put out at 9pm.

The police are investigating to establish the cause of the fire.

Trường Hải Automobile JSC (Thaco), which owns the factory, is now working to resume operations. The company has invested US$400 million in the construction of the Chu Lai-Trường Hải Industrial Complex, which has a logistic centre, car production factories, a vocational training college, a sea port, storage facilities and shipping services in the Chu Lai-Trường Hải Mechanical Automobile Industrial Zone. — VNS

 

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