14 children escape flames from adjacent paint shop
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Fourteen young children from a private kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District safely escaped a big fire blazing up from a paint shop next to the school today afternoon.
Barrels of paint and resin are evacuated before they are burnt by the fire Photo: Tuoi Tre
The incident started at 1:15 pm at the shop at 62 on 26/3 Street, causing some local parents become panicked while rushing towards the Hong Loan kindergarten.
Locals said they saw flames of fire blazing up fiercely soon after hearing a big explosion from the warehouse in the back yard of the shop where many big barrels of paint and resin were kept.
Smell and black smoke covered the whole area minutes following the explosion, a witness said.
Seven fire fighting vehicles and two commanding cars arrived at the scene soon after the fire burst out. They safely rescued all the 14 children before completely stamping out the fire at 1:50 pm.