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Viet Nam: Firefighters Lack Equipment, Prevention Efforts Lagging

By Viet Nam News:

Phạm Minh Khương, deputy head of the Police Department of Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue under the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) talks with Vietnam News Agency on measures to improve fire prevention and fighting work.

Fires and explosions have claimed a number of lives and caused serious damage to property this year. What can be done about this?

In the first nine months of this year, the country reported 3,059 fires, resulting in the deaths of 75 individuals and injuries to 99 others. The losses are estimated at nearly VNĐ1.2 trillion (US$51.7 million).

As many as 16 explosions occurred in the same period, killing 6 people and damaging VNĐ400 million worth of property.

There are many causes behind these serious fires.

Read the full story here.

Photo: Trinh Duy Hưng, Viet Nam News

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