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Sep 13, 2023 / 21:44

Blaze burns down local tenement

The fire, which broke out at midnight on September 12, claimed dozens of lives.

A tenement building on Khuong Ha Street in Khuong Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, caught fire late at night on September 12. The fire destroyed the nine-story building and claimed dozens of lives.

By 5 a.m., firefighters rescued about 70 people and took more than 50 of them to hospital for treatment. The tenement is home to about 150 residents.

The nine-story tenement is located in a deep, narrow alley, making it difficult for fire trucks to access. Firefighters had to use motorcycles to get their apparatus and equipment to the site.

 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh talks with residents on September 13. Photo: VGP

Prime Minister Chinh meets with firefighters at the scene. Photo: VGP

 Water hose carried by firefighters to approach the building. Photo: Nhan Dan Newspaper
Firefighters and medical personnel take victims to the hospital for treatment. Heavy rain also made it difficult for the rescue team. Photo: Dat Le/The Hanoi Times

 Firefighters and police at the scene. Photo: VGP