BÌNH DƯƠNG — Fire destroyed a child English centre and a separate kindergarten in Bình Dương Province Monday morning, forcing dozens of teachers and children to evacuate. No one was hurt.
The fire also burned down several houses, but again, no injuries were reported.
The fire reportedly started in a scrap yard in a neighbouring shoe-sole maker in Lê Thị Trung Street in Thuận An Town at about 9.15 am.
Nearby residents noticed the smoke and tried to use water and fire extinguishers to put out the blaze, but failed. The flames quickly spread to the English centre and a kindergarten. Smoke rose hundreds of metres into the air.
Dozens of children at the centre ran from the classes aided by their teachers.
Firefighters managed to contain the fire at noon after hours fighting heavy winds that fanned the flames.
Police are investigating the cause of the incident. — VNS