Nearly VNĐ10 billion lost in boat fire

Update: December, 25/2017 - 17:14
Illustrative Photo. —VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM — A fishing boat with the number QNa 91515 suddenly caught fire in Tam Hải Commune, Núi Thành District, in the wee hours of Monday.

The boat owned by Trần Văn Độ, 37, was found to have caught fire at 2am on Monday, according to Nguyễn Tấn Hùng, deputy head of Tam Hải Commune People’s Committee.

At the time of the accident, the boat contained four tonnes of petrol, which made the fire spread rapidly.

Residents and functional forces sprung into action to douse the fire, although strong winds and the huge amount of petrol obstructed their efforts.

The fire was extinguished by 8am on the same day. No casualties were reported; however, all electronic equipment and fishing tools were destroyed. The estimated damage could reach VNĐ9.2 billion (US$405,000).

The functional forces are now investigating the cause of the fire. — VNS