Hanoi fire death toll put at 56; building owner detained

September 13, 2023

HCMC – Fifty-six people were killed in the fire that tore through a mini apartment building in Hanoi last night, and the owner of the residential block in a narrow alley has been detained on alleged charges of violating fire safety regulations, according to the Hanoi police. The police tonight released an official statement on the fire in Khuong Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, saying that it caused extremely severe consequences. The death toll was 56, with 39 of them identifed. The police decided today to press charges against this case and detain Nguyen Quang Minh, the owner of the apartment building for four months due to his violations of fire safety regulations. The fire engulfed the mini apartment building that housed around 150 residents on Khuong Ha Street in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District at around 11:50 p.m. on September 12.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times

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