5 die in Vietnamese shop fire

Dec. 23, 2013 at 12:02 PM   |   Comments

BIEN HOA CITY, Vietnam, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- At least five people were killed when a fire erupted inside a bike seat cover shop in southern Vietnam, authorities said.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. Sunday at a store in Bien Hoa City and quickly spread to a home above the shop and two nearby houses, Tuoi Tre News reported.

Five bodies were seen outside the shop, including one child, the news report said.

Witnesses said the fire broke out and spread so quickly, many people did not have time to get out.

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