Vietnam karaoke bar fire leaves at least 12 dead

Vietnam karaoke bar fire leaves at least 12 dead

HANOI – No less than 12 folks died and 40 others had been injured in a hearth at a karaoke bar in southern Vietnam, state media reported on Wednesday.

The hearth broke out on Tuesday evening on the bar in Binh Duong province, an industrial manufacturing hub close to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, in line with the official Vietnam Information Company.

Among the many injured, 11 had been in severe situation, the report mentioned.

“When the hearth broke out, I used to be so panicked and ran for security and may’t bear in mind the way it occurred,” a witness, who recognized herself solely as Quynh, was quoted as saying within the report.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday ordered the Ministry of Public Safety and provincial authorities to research the reason for the hearth.

Chinh additionally ordered cities and provinces throughout the Southeast Asian nation to step security requirements at amenities inclined to fireplace, together with at karaoke bars.

Karaoke is well-liked in Vietnam, however lax security requirements at venues have raised considerations. Three firefighters had been killed in a hearth at one other karaoke bar in Hanoi final month.

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