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7/11/2018 8:28:42 PM

Sympathies sent to Vietnamese victims in Phnom Penh fire

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Tran Thanh Man sent his sympathies on July 11 to the Khmer-Vietnam Association in Cambodia and Vietnamese people in the country on the losses due to a fire in Russey Keo district of Phnom Penh one day earlier.

The site of the fire in Russey Keo district of Phnom Penh on July 10. (Photo: VNA)

The fire began at 3:30am on July 10 in Russey Keo district, completely destroying the houses and assets of tens of households, most of whom are Vietnamese-Cambodian people.

The initial conclusion shows that the fire was caused by an electrical fault. Firefighters used 32 fire engines, but the road was so small and the houses were made of wood so that the fire trucks found it hard to battle the fire.

In his message, on behalf of the VFFCC Standing Board, Man offered their deepest sympathies to the Vietnamese and Cambodian families affected by the fire.

To help victims recover from the fire’s consequences, the VFFCC, through the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, will support each of the 70 families with houses completely destroyed with VND 20 million (over USD 870), he noted.

He also expressed his hope that the families would soon overcome their difficulties and stabilise their lives.

Vietnamese Ambassdor in Cambodia Vu Quang Minh and the Khmer-Vietnamese Association's staff visit victims on the site. (Photo: VNA)

Shortly after the incident, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnamese Association sent staff to the site and had working sessions with local authorities and police to seek aid for the victims.

Ambassador Vu Quang Minh thanked local authorities and the Cambodia Red Cross Society for their timely support to the victims, and pledged that the embassy and relevant units will continue to mobilise assistance for them./.

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