Fire destroys 78 houses in An Giang

A big fire in the southern province of An Giang has burnt down 78 houses and damaged seven others, leaving dozens of people injured.

The fire burnt down 78 houses  The case has caused an estimated total loss of around VND30 billion.   A local policeman said at 11:30 yesterday, after receiving the information about the fire, authorities mobilised forces to deal with the case.

The fire burnt down 78 houses The case has caused an estimated total loss of around VND30 billion. A local policeman said at 11:30 yesterday, after receiving the information about the fire, authorities mobilised forces to deal with the case.


At 12:10 on the same day, the fire prevention and control team of the province sent three more professional vehicles to the site. After two hours of efforts, hundreds of people managed to get the fire under control.

According to initial investigations, the fire flared at at a V.V.N’s house, a construction material store, then it quickly spread to surrounding houses. The fire violently grew at the noon when it was dry, causing difficulties for the control activities.

Local authorities support VND1 million for each family affected by the fire and arrange temporary accommodation for the victims.

Vo Van Liem, a carde from Vinh Xuong Commune People’s Committee, said, “Households which have burnt houses mostly live in a difficult situation because they are hired labourers.

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