Tourists jump for their life in Vietnam hotel fire

By Tu Huynh   April 29, 2017 | 11:55 am GMT+7

The fire reportedly started from the ground floor and many decided to save themselves before firefighters arrived.

At least two people broke their legs after they jumped down to escape a fire at a five-star hotel in the central province of Binh Thuan on Saturday morning.

More than 20 guests at the hotel were awoken by the fire alarm at around 5 a.m., when the fire broke out from the ground-floor parking lot.

“I opened the door and saw smoke filling up the hotel. Many people were screaming for help,” said a guest who was on the ground floor at the time.

He and several others laid out mattresses for people to jump from higher floors.

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The fire destroyed vehicles at the hotel. Photo by VnExpress/Tu Huynh

The guests then tried to escape. 

A couple broke their legs during the attempt and has been sent to hospital.

Some people were rescued by firefighters later.

The fire was put out around one hour later.