|Firefighters in front of the clothing store burned down in a fire that killed a mother and son in Bình Phước Province on Wednesday. — Photo tuoitre.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH PHƯỚC — A woman and her six-year-old son were killed in a fire that broke out in their clothing store in Bình Phước Province on Wednesday.
The blaze reportedly occurred at around 1am, engulfing Thủy Trinh store in the Đồng Xoài night market with a family of four trapped inside. The store had three electrical doors, all of which were shut tight and could not be opened as the power tripped.
Hearing screams for help, neighbours rushed across and managed to open a door, helping Trần Thế Tâm, 41, come out with his three-year- old daughter in his arms.
However, his wife Trần Thị Thủy, 34, and their six-year-old son Trần Thế Long were trapped deep inside and could not escape.
Preliminary investigations show that the fire was probably triggered by an electrical fault. — VNS