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Fire flares again at garment factory

Update: April, 17/2017 - 01:00
Section A of the Kwong Lun-Mekong garment factory where the fire occurred. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang
Viet Nam News

CẦN THƠ — Fire flared up again at the Taiwanese Kwong Lun-Mekong garment factory in Cần Thơ City yesterday morning, fifteen days after an earlier fire. No casualties were reported.  

Six fire trucks and some 50 firefighters were sent to the factory, where the fire was extinguished after 30 minutes.

The fire broke out at about 9am on the first floor, where dozens of workers were cleaning up from the earlier fire that burned from March 23-27.  

Initial investigations show that the fire was caused by workers welding iron frames on the first floor, creating a fire that spread to cotton and feathers stored nearby.

The foreign-owned factory is located in the Trà Nóc Industrial Park, specialising in the manufacturing of garments.

A fire broke out at the factory on the morning of March 23, but was brought under control by firefighters that night, then flared up again on March 26. The fire destroyed one million dollars in materials, affecting hundreds of people and some 1,200 workers. — VNS  


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