A 2-hour fire broke out on Aug. 22 at the Trade Center of Thot Not District, Can Tho City, causing heavy damage.
The scene of the fire
More than 200 fire-fighters and many local people took part in putting out the fire, which started at 1:15 a.m.
The fire burnt down 5 kiosks, 3 stalls and other assets at the trade center before it was totally stamped down at 3:30 a.m.
Total damage caused by the fire is estimated at more than VND6 billion (over US$350,000), said Mr. Nguyen Ngoc He, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee of Thot Not District.
Fortunately, there were no casualties in the fire, he said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by concerned agencies.