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Karaoke Bar Fire Leaves At Least 12 Dead, Several Injured In Vietnam

Karaoke Bar Fire Leaves At Least 12 Dead, Several Injured In Vietnam

Karaoke Bar Fire Leaves At Least 12 Dead, Several Injured In Vietnam

Karaoke Bar Fire Leaves At Least 12 Dead, Several Injured In Vietnam

A fire at a karaoke bar in southern Vietnam resulted in at least 12 fatalities and 40 injuries.

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According to the official Vietnam News Agency, the fire started on Tuesday evening, September 6, at the pub in Binh Duong province, a center of industrial output close to Ho Chi Minh City.

“When the fire broke out, I was so panicked and ran for safety and can’t remember how it happened,” a witness, who identified herself only as Quynh, was quoted as saying in the report.

Karaoke Bar Fire Leaves At Least 12 Dead, Several Injured In Vietnam

On September 7, the Ministry of Public Security and local authorities were instructed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to look into the fire’s origin.

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Chinh also ordered cities and provinces across the Southeast Asian country to step safety standards at facilities prone to fire, including at karaoke bars.

Three firefighters were killed in a fire at another karaoke bar in Hanoi last month.


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