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Barrel explodes, one killed

Update: January, 06/2017 - 10:25
The scene of the explosion, which killed one man and injured another. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – A barrel exploded in HCM City on Wednesday while two men were trying to cut it, killing one and leaving the other injured.

The explosion took place around 7.30am in a house on Nguyễn Xiển Road. The deceased has been identified as Nguyễn Văn Triệu, 70; the identity of the injured man is not known. While Triệu was killed on the spot, the other victim was taken to hospital and treated for light injuries.

The police in Long Bình Ward have cordoned off the house for investigation. Initial results showed that the barrel contained no substance. The explosion was likely to be caused by air compressor. – VNS


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