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Fire kills four family members in HCM City

Update: March, 13/2017 - 10:00
The scene of the fire on HCM City’s Provincial Highway 10. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Four members of a family were killed when a major fire broke out at 12:30am on Sunday at house No 1686 on Provincial Highway 10 in HCM City’s Bình Thành District.

The victims were identified as Nguyễn Xuân Trang, 26, her brother Nguyễn Xuân Trí, 23, and her 5-year-old twin daughters Nguyễn Tường Vân and Nguyễn Tường Vy.

All doors were locked from the inside at the time the fire broke out, preventing the neighbours from breaking into the house to rescue the victims.

Eleven fire trucks and 70 firefighters and police were deployed to the scene. The fire was extinguished 30 minutes later.

The victims’ bodies were found lying close to each other on the mezzanine of the house, according to Colonel Huỳnh Văn Quyến, head of the district’s Fire Prevention Police.

The cause of fire is under investigation. — VNS


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