Shop blaze in Hà Nội kills four, including 10-year-old girl

April, 04/2021 - 10:55

A fire broke out late Saturday night at a baby clothes store on Tôn Đức Thắng Street in Ha Noi, leaving four members of a family dead, including a 10-year-old child.

 

Firefighters in front of the store on Tôn Đức Thắng Street in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hiếu

HÀ NỘI — A fire broke out late Saturday night at a baby clothes store on Tôn Đức Thắng Street in Hà Nội, leaving four members of a family dead, including a 10-year-old child and a pregnant woman.

Firefighters battled the blaze through the night. At around 7.15am on Sunday morning, all four bodies were recovered and removed from the property.

Authorities in Đống Đa District said on Sunday morning that the fire spread to all parts of the three-storey building (plus an attic) that was only accessible via the main gate on the first floor.

Four victims have been identified. They were named as Nguyễn Thạc Thi, 81; his daughter Nguyễn Ánh Hồng, 40, who was three months pregnant; her husband, Đinh Hùng Vũ, 38; and their daughter, Đinh Hà Tuệ Mẫn, 10. 

They were all living at the house on 311 Tôn Đức Thắng Street. The first floor was the shop, while the second and third storeys were used as a storage space and living area.

When the fire broke out at around midnight, firefighters and 10 firefighting trucks were dispatched and managed to extinguish the blaze within three hours. At 4.30am, all bodies were found in the attic.

Initial findings indicated electrical failure might be the cause of the fire, but further investigation is underway.

Local authorities have decided to provided financial support worth VNĐ15 million (US$650) for each of the deceased victim. — VNS

 

The incident site on Tôn Đức Thắng Street.. — VNA/VNS Photo

 

 

 

 
 
 
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