Heartbroken by the fire at Carina Plaza apartment building

07/01/2023

Surely each of us could not help but be saddened by the fire that took place at the Plaza apartment building in the early morning of March 23. At dawn on the same day, Colonel Nguyen Thanh Huong - acting director of Ho Chi Minh City Fire Department announced the information after the fire.

Specifically, up to 14 people were injured and 13 people died, including a woman holding the position of Secretary and Chairman of Nguyen Thai Binh ward (District 1) who died while trying to find a way to escape and fell to the ground. .

 

Heartbroken by the fire at Carina Plaza apartment building

 

- At about 1:15 a.m. on March 23, at the Carina Plaza apartment building (Ho Chi Minh City), a large fire suddenly appeared, accompanied by a loud explosion in the basement for motorbikes and cars in the middle of area A. and B of the building. In particular, the building includes 6 blocks with heights from 14 - 20 floors. The fire and smoke spread quickly and rose from the basement, making it impossible for people from above to escape. In particular, people on the lower floors could not run in time and were forced to jump from above. The rest kept shining flashlights and waving towels to get help.

- In this tragic fire, more than 200 soldiers, 34 fire engines and a series of ladder trucks were dispatched to the scene to prevent and minimize the consequences. Fire extinguishing and rescue work faces many difficulties as the fire spreads very quickly. According to records, hundreds of people were trapped in the apartment building on the upper floors and affected by toxic smoke from the fire. At this time, fire fighters must be fully equipped with protective gear and anti-toxic masks to penetrate deep into each block of the building to rescue the victims. Ladder trucks were also used effectively to reach victims and bring them down safely, including many elderly people and children.

- It can be said that this is the most tragic fire since the beginning of the year when the number of deaths reached 13 people. Through this incident, rescue and fire prevention work needs to be further cultivated and improved. In particular, each person must equip themselves and their loved ones with the knowledge to escape and protect their lives when encountering a fire, because above all, before receiving help from others, you must find a way to save yourself. yourself first. If you live in a high-rise apartment building, it is extremely necessary to buy yourself a gas mask or an emergency escape rope from above.

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