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3 dead in Đắk Lắk Police storehouse explosion

Update: December, 13/2016 - 10:50
The explosion at the police storehouse last night causes damage to the surrounding residential houses. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK LẮK — Three police officers died and three others were seriously injured in an explosion that occurred at a chemical storehouse of the Đắk Lắk Police in this Central Highland province last night.

This was announced by the police this morning.

Trần Kỳ Rơi, director of the province’s police, yesterday said the explosion occurred in a room that is used to store material evidence.

The walls of several surrounding houses on Nguyễn Tất Thành Street developed cracks and many things were broken.

As soon as the explosion occurred, Đắk Lắk Police, firefighters and the province’s Military Command jointly protected the screen, collected information about the victims and the damage to map out detailed solutions.

Senior lieutenant-colonel Bùi Trọng Tuấn, spokesman of the province police, confirmed that the explosion was an accident and dismissed the rumour that it was a terrorist action. — VNS

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