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Six apartments gutted on Nguyen Khac Can Street

Update: December, 09/2015 - 21:45


The fire destroyed the roof of the complex. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — A major fire which occurred early morning today at House No. 5 on Nguyen Khac Can Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, spread to the neighbourhood and destroyed six apartments.

The fire broke out at 12:20am on the second floor of an old house. It then spread inwards and reached house number 11 on nearby Hai Ba Trung Street.

It is reported that the area was full of residents when the fire erupted.

The fire prevention force rushed eight fire trucks and other facilities to the fire scene. The narrow path that led to the building made it difficult for the fire-fighters to reach, but the fire was extinguished two hours later.

The incident caused no deaths but burned down six apartments and destroyed the rooftop and the second floor of the complex. High temperatures also ruined the iron doors of many apartments.

Twenty-two people from the six apartments are now staying at the Centre for Technical Education in House No. 4 under the Hanoi Department of Education and Training.

The scene of the fire has been barricaded for further investigation. — VNS

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