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Fire at seafood storage building cost billions

Update: May, 22/2015 - 18:38
The company's workers and firemen try to put down the fire. — Photo dantri.com.vn

KHANH HOA (VNS) — A fire broke out at a seafood storage building in Nha Trang City in the coastal province of Khanh Hoa this morning.

Damage to the building was estimated at more than VND3.6 billion (US$167,400).

The storage building, owned by the Hoang Sa Seafood Co., Ltd., contained more than 120 tonnes of pompano and tuna, which were ready for export, said company Vice Director Le Thi Thanh Thuy.

The stored fish were completely destroyed by the blaze.

Firemen brought the fire under control after one hour with the help of the company's workers.

Thuy suspected that a short circuit triggered the fire.

An investigation is ongoing. — VNS

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