Fire kills four family members in central Vietnam

HANOI (XINHUA) – A fire in Vietnam’s central highlands Lam Dong province killed four people in a family, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The fire broke out in Da Teh district, Lam Dong province on Tuesday evening and killed a two-year-old daughter, a 22-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife. Their second daughter suffered serious burns and died after being sent to the hospital. When the fire broke out, locals came to help but failed to break in the locked door.

Firefighters then extinguished the fire and helped the victims out, the news agency quoted witnesses as saying yesterday.

In the first 11 months of this year, Vietnam logged 3,454 explosions and fires which killed 88 people, injured 160 others, causing property losses of some VND1,127 billion (USD49 million), according to the country’s Fire Prevention and Fight Department.