Karaoke bar fire rages in downtown Hanoi

By Ba Do   November 1, 2016 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

Fire fighters are battling to rescue people they believe are trapped in the building in Cau Giay District.

Rescue workers are battling to save people from a massive fire that broke out at a karaoke bar in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District on Tuesday afternoon. The fire spread to three neighboring buildings and incinerated a car and many motorbikes on the street.

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The fire engulfed a part of Tran Thai Tong Street at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, threatening to spread to other shops and restaurants.

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The fire completely destroyed the front of the eight-story building.

and black smoke could be seen from several kilometers away. Photo by VnExpress/Xavier Bourgois

Black smoke could be seen from several kilometers away. Photo by VnExpress/Xavier Bourgois

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A man watches as a motorbike goes up in flames.

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Dozens of motorbikes on the street and the sidewalk were destroyed by the blaze.

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This motorbike had a lucky escape.

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Police are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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10 fire trucks arrived at the scene. Photo by VnExpress/Xavier Bourgois

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