Three people die in apartment fire

By Tran Hoa   January 8, 2024 | 08:00 pm PT
Three people die in apartment fire
Firefighters at an apartment fire in Gia Lai Province, Jan. 9, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Oanh
Three people were found dead inside an apartment on fire in the Central Highlands' Gia Lai Province on Tuesday.

The fire started within the apartment spanning 20 m2 at around 2 a.m. Dozens of police officers, firefighters and search and rescue personnel were deployed to the site. As the doors were locked, officers had to bust them open.

Three bodies were found near the restroom. The victims were a 45-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl and a man. Several properties perished in the fire.

The apartment row of 10 rooms for rent is owned by Nguyen Minh Hoang. The apartment on fire had several clothing items to be sold for Tet, an electric bike, a motorbike and other personal belongings.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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