At least seven people were killed in Hanoi on Friday (Apr 12) after a deadly fire engulfed several manufacturing workshops and warehouses, state media reported.
The overnight fire engulfed small plants making recycling bins and silica gel sachets as well as storage centres for frozen goods and wooden products, according to the official Vietnam News Agency.
Authorities in the residential Nam Tu Liem district took out seven bodies of victims of the fire at the workshops. One remained unaccounted for by late Friday afternoon.
The fire started in the early hours of the morning and was extinguished by dawn. Police said they were investigating the cause.
Images from the scene showed firefighters removing bodies from the charred site, with sheet metal roofing collapsed among the burnt debris.
“In just 20 minutes, the fire from the plastic workshop went up really high, no one was able to approach it because the fire was too strong,” witness Vu Van Can told state-run news site VnExpress.
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