The fire killed two people in Hải Dương northern province. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Minh
HẢI DƯƠNG — Two people died in a fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Tiên Tảo Village, Thanh An Commune, Thanh Hà District in the northern province of Hải Dương.
The fire started in the first floor of a grocery store belonging to Nguyễn Thị Phương and quickly spread to the rest of the house.
The 36-year-old was killed in the fire along with her one-year-old daughter Nguyễn Trần Anh Thảo. Her other daughter, Tăng Quỳnh Anh, 17, managed to climb to safety.
Four fire engines and dozens of firefighters battled for around two hours to put out the blaze.
Around 300 properties in the area lost electricity as a result of the fire.
Meanwhile another person was killed in a fire at the Passion Karaoke Shop in Kinh Bắc Ward, Bắc Ninh City in the northern province of Bắc Ninh at around 8pm on Sunday.
Six fire engines and more than 40 firemen were called to the scene to extinguish the fire. They discovered employee Nguyễn Văn Định, 25, unconscious in a toilet in the seventh floor. He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead.
The cause of both fires is under investigation. — VNS