VietNamNet Bridge – At around 7.30pm on January 12, a large explosion occurred at the home of Mr. Do Huu Tinh, 31, in Che hamlet, Trung Tien commune, Quan Son district in the central province of Thanh Hoa, killing Tinh on the spot.


Tinh's house after the explosion. Photo: Lao Dong

Tinh’s wife - Mrs. Do Thi Le, 29 years old, and his daughter - Do Thi Thuy, 11 years old - were injured.

It is reported that Tinh received a birthday gift box for his daughter, sent by someone in Thanh Hoa City, through a coach driver.

The gift box contained a small cassette player. When Tinh plugged the cassette plug to the socket, the cassette exploded.

Hearing the explosion, neighbors came to the house and saw Tinh dead and his wife and daughter injured. "He lied down on the floor with several body parts burned," a neighbor said.

Local authorities are investigating the incident. It is suspected that Tinh was murdered by a letter bomb.

Tinh’s wife and daughter are gradually recovering at the Hospital of Quan Son District.

Xuan Son