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Family of four killed after house fire

Update: December, 11/2019 - 15:05


Police guard the scene of the house where a fire broke out on Tuesday night, killing four family members in the central highland province of Lâm Đồng. Photo

LÂM ĐỒNG — Four members of the same family, including two children, have died after a house fire in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng.

The blaze broke out at 7.45pm on Tuesday night in Đạ Tẻh Town in Đạ Tẻh District.

Two adults, 22-year-old K’Nhân and his wife – 24-year-old Tô Thị Hiền, were killed, along with their children, identified as two-year-old Ka Mộc Trà and new-born Ka Thảo Nguyên.

Trà was pronounced dead at the scene. The three members were rushed to the provincial hospital for emergency treatment, but died later.

Bùi Văn Hùng, chairman of Đạ Tẻh District’s People’s Committee said the local authority helped organise funerals.

Witnesses said they tried to stamp out the fire but the house was locked inside.

Firefighters managed to knock through the door to gain access to the property.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. —VNS


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