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Fire tears through Tan Loc market, no deaths, injuries

Update: April, 24/2012 - 10:00

CA MAU — A three-hour fire tore through Tan Loc market in the southernmost province of Ca Mau's Binh Thoi District on Sunday.

No deaths or injuries were reported, but more than 30 clothes and jewellery stalls were destroyed, with estimated damage of VND6 billion (US$300,000).

According to local officials, the fire started at night, threatening hundreds of surrounding households.

He said local people had not used the firefighting equipment available, and the fire had been able to spread before it was brought under control by the provincial firefighting force.

The reason of the fire is under investigation. — VNS

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