World NewsKaraoke bar fire in Vietnam kills at least 12, injures dozens more

Karaoke bar fire in Vietnam kills at least 12, injures dozens more

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A karaoke bar hearth in southern Vietnam broke out on Tuesday evening, killing a minimum of 12 folks and injuring a minimum of 40 others.

Vietnam Information Company, the state-run information group of Vietnam, reported the hearth on Wednesday. The bar was in Binh Duong province, a number of miles away from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.

The reason for the hearth has but to be decided. Of the 40 accidents reported, a minimum of 11 have been thought of critical. 

“When the hearth broke out, I used to be so panicked and ran for security and might’t bear in mind the way it occurred,” a witness named Quynh instructed VNA.

 A fireplace tore by means of a karaoke bar in Vietnam killing 12 folks and leaving 11 injured, a neighborhood official stated on September 7.
(STR/Vietnam Information Company/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh requested the Ministry of Public Safety and provincial authorities to find out the reason for the hearth. 

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

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Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, ordered provincial authorities to investigate the fire.

Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, ordered provincial authorities to analyze the hearth.
(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

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Karaoke is a cherished type of leisure in Vietnam, making the themed bars well-liked – and typically harmful – venues. Three firefighters died in Hanoi final month whereas battling a hearth at a five-story karaoke bar.

Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment in Vietnam, as seen in this 2019 photo of migrant workers singing karaoke in their downtime. 

Karaoke is a well-liked type of leisure in Vietnam, as seen on this 2019 photograph of migrant employees singing karaoke of their downtime. 
(MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

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In 2016, 13 folks have been killed in Hanoi when a hearth broke out at an eight-story karaoke parlor. 

Reuters contributed to this report. 

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