A family of four was killed in a fire at a gold shop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho early Friday.
The fire started at around 3 a.m. at the Huynh Van Gold Shop in Co Do District, where of Phan Ngo Huynh, 41, and Nguyen Thi Tuyet Van, 37, lived with their children.
When neighbors discovered the fire, the shop’s door was locked from the inside.
By the time firemen got to the house, the couple and their daughter and son – 12-year-old Phan Kim Ngan and two-year-old Phan Thanh Dat – had already burned to death.
The neighbors said the family may have been sleeping when the fire consumed the house.
All property in the house was reduced to ashes.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire.