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One firefighter died, two injured when stamping out fire

Update: September, 08/2017 - 17:00
Firefighters take on a fire in HCM City. – VNA/VNS Illustration photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – A firefighter died and two others were seriously injured while tackling a blaze fire in a house in HCM City’s Bình Hưng Hoà Ward on Thursday night.

Initial reports showed that at 11pm on Thurday, a fire broke out and quickly spread through the house while the house’s owner was away.

Firefighters in Bình Tân, Bình Chánh Districts and Vĩnh Lộc Industrial Zone were mobilised to stamp out the fire.

The first floor of the house collapsed when firefighters tried to approach the fire. Lieutenant Phạm Phi Long, 31, died on the scene. Commissions Phạm Tấn Quốc, 24, and Bùi Văn Dũng, 20, were seriously injured and immediately taken to hospital.

The entire 500 square metre house burned down.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This morning, leaders of Bình Tân District’s People’s Council and People’s Committee visited the family of the firefighter who died on duty and the two injured firefighters at Chợ Rẫy Hospital. – VNS


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