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

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A fire at a karaoke bar in southern Vietnam broke out on Tuesday evening, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 40 others.

Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam’s state-run news agency, reported the fire on Wednesday. The bar was in Binh Duong province, several kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Of the 40 injuries reported, at least 11 were considered serious.

“When the fire started, I was so panicked and ran for shelter and I don’t remember how it happened,” a witness named Quynh told VNA.

karaoke bar in Vietnam, killing 12 people and injuring 11, a local official said on September 7.”/>

A fire engulfed a karaoke bar in Vietnam, killing 12 people and injuring 11, a local official said on September 7.
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Public Security and provincial authorities to determine the cause of the fire.

Chinh also ordered cities and provinces in the Southeast Asian country to tighten safety standards at fire-prone facilities, including 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 investigate the fire.
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Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment in Vietnam, making themed bars popular – and sometimes dangerous – venues. Three firefighters died in Hanoi last month while battling a blaze 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 free time.

Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment in Vietnam, as seen in this 2019 photo of migrant workers singing karaoke in their free time.
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In 2016, 13 people were killed in Hanoi when a fire broke out in an eight-story karaoke lounge.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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