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Four injured in gas explosion

Update: June, 16/2014 - 14:00

HA NOI (VNS) — Four people were injured in a gas explosion at around 5 am today in a beer shop located on To Hieu Street in Nghia Tan Ward, Ha Noi's Cau Giay District.

The injured included Do Van Canh, 26; his wife Hoang Mai Huong, 21; and their two-year-old son Do Tien Dung. They live in a flat behind the beer shop and are undergoing treatment at Saint Paul Hospital. The fourth victim's name has not been identified.

The owner of the beer shop Nguyen Minh Tuan stated that the gas may have leaked out and caused the explosion. Some employees of the shop were chafed by broken glass and were taken to hospital.

Do Hai Nam, the gas supplier for the shop, stated that the gas system, which he had supplied to the shop, was safe.

Due to the explosion, enamelled tiles, glass doors and windows in the first floor of the beer shop were broken.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Owner of the beer shop and his employees received training on fire prevention and fighting during March this year, reported Duong Van Binh from the Cau Giay Fire Prevention and Fighting Police Department. — VNS

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