A fireplace in a nine-story condo constructing in Vietnam’s capital killed about 12 individuals and injured greater than 50, state media reported Wednesday.
The hearth has been extinguished and rescue operations had been persevering with, the official Vietnam Information Company reported. Authorities haven’t confirmed an actual loss of life toll.
The hearth was believed to have began late Tuesday and rescuers struggled to succeed in the constructing on a slender lane in south Hanoi. It wasn’t instantly clear how a lot of the constructing had burned.
It was house to 150 residents, and 54 of the 70 individuals rescued from the hearth had been hospitalized for his or her accidents, state media mentioned.
Authorities had been investigating the reason for the hearth.
A lethal hearth at a karaoke parlor in southern Vietnam’s Binh Duong province killed 32 individuals final 12 months.