Restaurant fire kills four in Vietnam

HANOI (Xinhua) – A fire in a restaurant in Vietnam’s northern Vinh Phuc province killed four people and injured another yesterday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

At around 3.30am, a fire broke out in a restaurant in the province’s Khai Quang commune before spreading to a neighboring house.

Realising the fire, some people escaped the building while some others jumped out from the

second floor. Four people died and one injured in the fire, the news agency quoted chairman of Khai Quang’s People’s Committee as saying.

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