|Property worth an estimated VND5 billion (US$234,000) has been lost in the fire. — VNA Photo
QUANG NAM (VNS) — A midnight fire yesterday completely destroyed the boat of cuttlefish fishermen Huynh Van Tri and Nguyen Khanh, residents of Tam Giang Commune, in Quang Nam Province's Nui Thanh District.
Property worth an estimated VND5 billion (US$234,000) has been lost in the fire.
Fourteen firefighters were mobilised to extinguish the blaze, but could not contain it till 5am today, due to dry weather and the inflammable materials stored in the boat.
The two owners of the boat had about 40 regular employees.
Pham Van Chau, deputy chairperson of Tam Giang Commune People's Committee, said that the authorities will do their best to ensure that the boat owners are able to get loans for constructing a new boat. — VNS