Airplane technical failure damages homes

Update: July, 25/2017 - 23:59
Metal fragments are collected and given to relevant authorities by local residents in Ninh Thuận Province’s Phan Rang City. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Four houses were partially damaged and a person slightly injured following a series of blasts emitted by an aircraft flying across Ninh Thuận Province’s Phan Rang City yesterday morning.

Trần Thị Kim Xuyến, a resident in Bảo An Ward, told the Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper that she heard the plane’s roar followed by blasts and grating sounds on tree branches while she was pushing a sand cart.

"When I looked up, a large part of the outer bark of our mango tree was stripped," Xuyến said.

The incident caused a light injury on the leg of the eight-year-old boy Phạm Nguyễn Lâm Vy.

Châu Thị Xuân, a resident living two meters away from Xuyến’s house, said some objects inside her family’s kitchen were pierced and fragments caused a large hole into the back wall of the kitchen.

Apart from Xuân’s house, the other three houses nearby of Châu Thị Xuân, Nguyễn Văn Bình and Đặng Thị Diệu reported that their walls were penetrated.

As soon as the incident occurred, representatives from local military bodies, provincial police and Air Force Regiment C937 made it to the scene to gather metal fragments and searched for the cause. — VNS