A fire broke out at the Quang Ngai City Market, the largest one in the central province of Quang Ngai, at about 5am today, causing an initial estimate of hundreds of billion of Vietnamese dong in losses.
|Breaking out at 5 am today the fire at Quang Ngai city market is not under control - VNA photo Thanh Long |
Ten fire engines and a full contingent of fire fighters were mobilised to the scene but they had difficulty reaching the blaze because the path to the market was blocked by hundreds of temporary stalls. They continued their fight until about 7am.
Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Huynh Chanh said that more than 500 small traders were running businesses at the market, some of them at temporary stalls because a portion of the market was under construction.
An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire and identify losses. – VNS