|A wall collapsed at a house in Hà Nội’s Lê Thái Tổ Street. – VNS Photo Chi Lan|
HÀ NỘI – Residents and tourists were left in a state of panic Saturday afternoon after a wall of a house collapsed close to Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
Miraculously no one was injured after the incident around 2.30pm.
Tourists were forced to flee after the wall of a house on 32 Lý Thái Tổ Street suddenly gave way sending bricks and rubble scattering into the road.
Scores of police officers and firefighters were sent to the scene and the area has been cordoned off while officials ensure its safety.
Residents say the reason for the collapse was because of construction work being carried out in the vicinity, although police are investigating the cause of the incident. – VNS