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|