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4 injured in HCM City after jumping from 2nd floor to escape fire

Update: March, 05/2015 - 15:28
A firefighter manages to climb up to the second floor of the house which caught fire early this morning. — Photo

HCM CITY — Four members of a family were injured, two of them badly, after jumping from the second floor of their house in HCM City's District 7 to escape from a fire early this morning (March 5).

They were informed about the blaze in the first floor of their house at 167/25 Huynh Tan Phat Street at around 1.30am this morning, and were trapped on the second floor.

All four jumped but two escaped with minor injuries after neighbours placed mattresses and cushions on the ground to break their fall.

Fire departments in Districts 2, 4, and 7 sent around 10 fire engines to the site and the blaze was contained an hour later.

Neighbours said the firemen found it very difficult since the house is also a shop selling cloth and located deep inside a narrow alley.

A fifth member of the family was not at home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire has yet to be identified. — VNS

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