Vietnam: 56 people killed in massive apartment fire in capital Hanoi

In Vietnam, at least 56 people were killed and 37 others injured in a huge fire in an apartment block in the capital city of Hanoi. According to media reports some 70 people were rescued from the nine-storey building. The fire, which broke out during the night, has been extinguished but rescue operations are continuing.

The building in the Thanh Xuan district is home to 45 households, and many residents were at home when the fire started. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.


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