|Phú Điền Shopping Mall in Từ Sơn Town on Wednesday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Thái Hùng|Viet Nam News
BẮC NINH — A fire broke out at a 2,000sq.m shopping mall in Từ Sơn Town in the northern province of Bắc Ninh on Wednesday morning, causing widespread panic.
Head of the town’s People’s Committee Nguyễn Văn Cương said the fire was first detected at about 7am at a garment storehouse on the second floor of the three-storey Phú Điền Shopping Mall.
Firefighters were mobilised and people from the surrounding area rushed in to help traders rescue their goods.
Most stores were closed at the time, so firefighters had to break in to stamp out the fire.
The fire was brought under control at around 8am after destroying four garment stores. — VNS