Deadly sparks: Hanoians put lives in danger by hanging around power substations

By Ngoc Thanh   November 20, 2016 | 07:41 pm PT
A 63-year-old man was killed by an explosion at a substation in the city on Thursday.

A crowded pho restaurant stands right next to a substation on Hang Dieu in downtown Hoan Kiem District. Photos by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh


A substation is part of an electrical generation, transmission and distribution system which transforms voltage from high to low, or vice versa. Short circuits can cause sparks that ignite explosions.


A sidewalk motorbike repair shop next to a substation.


Cooking gas cylinders are put back to back with a station on Tran Phu Street, Ha Dong District, despite the “Deadly Danger” sign on the latter.


A man has breakfast next to a huge substation on Le Duan Street, Dong Da District.


A drinks shop next to another station in the Old Quarter.


A xe om driver takes a nap next to another station, despite the warning sign to keep out.


A barber’s shop on Hang Vai Street, Hoan Kiem District uses a station to mount the mirror.


Police are still investigating the explosion in Ha Dong District on Thursday, which hit five people sitting at a nearby drinks stand.

Related news:

Explosion kills four workers in northern Vietnam

Coach explosion kills eight Vietnamese in Laos

go to top