Massive blaze destroys Taiwanese garment factory in Cần Thơ

Update: March, 24/2017 - 11:00
A fire broke out yesterday at a Taiwanese garment factory, and flared up again at about 9pm.— VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm
Viet Nam News


CẦN  THƠ —Firefighters last night were still battling a huge fire that broke out before at a Taiwanese garment factory in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ. 

After hours of being basically contained, the fire flared up again at about 9pm, threatening the safety of the adjacent residential area. Over 200 households were evacuated to a nearby school. 

The blaze started in the morning on the top floor of a five-storey building in Trà Nóc Industrial Zone in Cần Thơ, where the garment firm Kwong Lung – Meko stores fabric. Hundreds of workers were forced to flee. 

No casualties were reported. 

Hundreds of firefighters from nearby provinces, including Ho Chi Minh City, have been dispatched to help Cần Thơ battle the blaze. 

Kwong Lung – Meko specialises in feather processing and garment production. 

Its factory covers about 17,000 square metres and has more than 1,300 workers in the Trà Nóc Industrial Zone, about 15km from downtown Can Thơ.—VNS