08 Sep Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills at least 32 people
A fire in a karaoke bar in Vietnam has killed at least 32 people, with a further 11 injured.
Fire broke out in the karaoke bar in Ho Chi Minh City, trapping people inside and forcing some to jump from the second-floor building on Tuesday night. Firefighters attended the scene and fought hard to battle the blaze. The death toll has now risen to 32, with 11 people being treated for injuries sustained from the fire.
As a result of the blaze, Vietnam’s prime minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered a further inspection of high-risk venues, especially karaoke bars.
In what was previously Vietnam’s deadliest fire, 13 people died in a 2018 blaze in an apartment complex in Ho Chi Minh City.