Dozens of individuals have been killed after an enormous fireplace at an condo block in Vietnamese capital Hanoi, state media mentioned Wednesday.
The hearth began simply earlier than midnight on Tuesday (1700 GMT) within the parking ground of the 10-storey constructing, witnesses mentioned, an space full of residents’ motorbikes.
“Authorities have rescued about 70 individuals, dashing to hospital 54 individuals, together with dozens of lifeless,” the official Vietnam Information Company mentioned.
“It is a very critical fireplace,” the assertion mentioned.
The blaze was out on Wednesday morning, though employees continued trying to find survivors.
Rescuers struggled to entry the constructing, in a extremely residential space of southwest Hanoi, situated down a slender alley.
“We couldn’t assist them a lot,” a lady, who gave just one title Hoa and lives close to the block, advised AFP on the web site.
“The condo is so closed with no escape route, unattainable for the victims to get out.”
It comes a yr after a blaze in a three-storey karaoke bar in business centre Ho Chi Minh Metropolis killed 32 individuals.
As many as 17 individuals had been additionally injured in that fireside, with the proprietor arrested on prices associated to breaching fireplace prevention laws.
Vietnam has skilled a number of lethal fires in recent times, regularly at leisure venues like widespread karaoke bars.