|The scene of the fire which destroyed 200 tonnes of dragon fruit in the central province of Bình Thuận. — Photo news.zing.vn|
BÌNH THUẬN — A blazing inferno destroyed hundreds of square metres of a warehouse containing over 200 tonnes of dragon fruit in Hàm Mỹ Commune in the central coastal province of Bình Thuận’s Hàm Thuận Nam District on Thursday morning.
The fruit was scheduled to be exported to China.
Warehouse guard Nguyễn Trúc Lâm detected the blaze and called for help from other staff and local residents to extinguish the blaze. Dozens of firefighters and five trucks were sent to the scene but could not prevent the fire from spreading.
It eventually took them five hours to bring the blaze under control. One firefighter who was reportedly injured in the incident and was sent to hospital for emergency treatment
An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway. — VNS