Huge fire engulfs central market in Hanoi’s Soc Son District

VOV.VN - A huge fire broke out at around 5am on June 21 at the central market in Soc Son District, Hanoi, with flames ripping through the building and plumes of smoke swirling into the sky.

Many people panicked when they saw columns of black smoke spewing from the central market.
Thick plumes of black smoke bellow out of the building.
The fire started inside the market where items such as clothes and footwear can easily catch fire, a few minutes later the fire had spread rapidly, covering a whole corner of the market.
Many traders picked up their goods and ran out of the market, as they tried to escape the fire safely.
 
 
Tran Van Hung, chairman of Soc Son District People’s Committee said local authorities identified the cause of the fire in a footwear store.
One side of the market is engulfed in flames.
 
Ten fire engines were mobilized to combat the fire.
By 7:30am on June 21, the fire was brought under control. Luckily, no fatalities have been reported, there are currently no details for the property damage.

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