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56 people killed in house fire in Vietnam, nationwide inspection ordered



Vietnamese authorities on Thursday ordered inspections of small apartment buildings across the country following a devastating fire that killed at least 56 people in Hanoi between Tuesday and Wednesday night.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that it had requested inspections of police forces across the country. “Fire protection system for small-scale housing complexes in densely populated areas” “Violations must be severely punished,” he warned.

The announcement came after a fire broke out just before midnight on Tuesday in the parking lot of a building on a small street in a densely populated area of ​​Vietnam’s capital.

According to authorities so far, 56 dead, 37 injured many of whom are recovering from their injuries in city hospitals.

House fire in Hanoi
House fire in Hanoi | EFE

Authorities are continuing to investigate how the fire started, but the building’s owner said: Nghiem Quang Minh 44, has been in custody since yesterday, awaiting confirmation of compliance with fire safety regulations.

Secretary of Hanoi Communist Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung said in a statement reported by the VnExpress news portal today that the owner had ownership of the entire nine-story building, but not each of the 45 apartments he rented. Ta.

VnExpress said the building had only one exit and some windowless apartments had passed fire safety inspections, but reports suggest that many owners have modified the building’s interior to create individual apartments. It is shown that the apartment has passed inspection before being built.

Victims of Hanoi fire
Victims of Hanoi fire | EFE

Images of the victims and the devastation surrounding the building and parking lot, where dozens of motorcycles were destroyed, are still being revived. Vietnam A discussion of fire safety in densely populated metropolises where buildings are often constructed with little urban planning.

The Hanoi fire was the deadliest Vietnam has suffered in 21 years since a shopping center fire in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) killed 60 people in 2002.

Source: Biobiochile

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