One dead after fire destroys five-storey house

VOV.VN -A huge fire ripped through a five-storey house which sells footwear products in Phu Xuyen town, Phu Xuyen district, Hanoi on March 24.

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Plumes of black smoke were seen billowing into the sky 
Eyewitnesses said that the fire began at 18:30. Witnesses noted that they saw thick plumes of black smoke billowing from the house and immediately contacted the local fire brigade.

In total, there were five people in the building at the time. One person was able to escape the inferno whilst three more people were rescued by the fire brigade. Unfortunately, the emergency services were unable to save an elderly man who was stuck inside the building.

After emergency services brought the fire under control at 21:30, the elderly man was taken to hospital. He later died due to respiratory problems.


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