Family of four killed after house fire

Four members of the same family, including two children, have died after a house fire in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong.

Family of four killed after house fire
Police guard the scene of the house where a fire broke out on Tuesday night, killing four family members in the central highland province of Lam Dong. Photo baolamdong.vn

The blaze broke out at 7.45pm on Tuesday night in Da Teh Town in Da Teh District.

Two adults, 22-year-old K’Nhan and his wife – 24-year-old To Thi Hien, were killed, along with their children, identified as two-year-old Ka Moc Tra and new-born Ka Thao Nguyen.

Tra was pronounced dead at the scene. The three members were rushed to the provincial hospital for emergency treatment, but died later.

Bui Van Hung, chairman of Da Teh District’s People’s Committee said the local authority helped organise funerals.

Witnesses said they tried to stamp out the fire but the house was locked inside.

 

Firefighters managed to knock through the door to gain access to the property.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. —VNS

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