Vietnam: Four children among 10 dead in mini apartment building fire

At least 10 people, including four children, have died after a fire broke out at a mini apartment building in Vietnam's Hanoi city on Tuesday (September 12).

Mini apartment building fire in Hanoi leaves 10 dead. Photo Courtesy: @iampremrai Twitter page

The fire started at 11 pm, at a mini apartment building in a small alley off Khuong Ha Street in Thanh Xuan District, when people in the building were asleep or about to go to sleep, a VN Express report said.

As many as 150 people reportedly lived in the 10-storey building.

The house is reportedly divided into rooms for rent.

Seventy people were rescued from the building and rushed to various hospitals in the city.

Nguyen Dinh Phuc, director of Dong Da General Hospital, said the patients were in panic.

The exact cause of the blaze is still not known.

Sujoy Dhar
Sujoy Dhar

Sujoy Dhar is Group Editor of India Blooms News Service (IBNS), a 24x7 news portal cum wire service. A USA Today writer from India, he was formerly with Thomson Reuters and The Washington Times. He teaches journalism in several US universities.


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