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Boat carrying diesel catches fire

Update: June, 30/2014 - 08:05

QUANG NAM (VNS) — A boat used to catch cuttle fish suddenly caught fire around midnight on Saturday.

The boat belonged to 43-year-old Pham Cuong of Tam Giang Commune, Nui Thanh District of Quang Nam.

It was anchored on the Truong Giang River. Cuong was nearby when the boat caught fire. No one was injured.

Fire-fighters could bring the fire under control only after four hours. Apparently, a short circuit caused the fire and spread rapidly due to the seven tonnes of diesel that the boat was carrying.

Damage is estimated at VND3.5 billion (US$164,000). — VNS

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