Building fire kills 14 people in Vietnam capital

By Thomson Reuters May 23, 2024 | 9:10 PM

HANOI (Reuters) – At least 14 people were killed and three injured in a fire that broke out at a densely populated residential area in Hanoi early on Friday, police said.

Firefighters managed to rescue seven people from the fire at a five-story building in a small alley in Vietnam’s capital city, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

The ministry said it is investigating the cause of the fire, whose victims are yet to be identified.

In September last year, a fire at an apartment block in Hanoi killed at least 56 people, among them children, and injured 37.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by John Mair)