One Malaysian woman was confirmed dead and two others were injured in a fire at Budget Saigon Hostel in HCM City's District 1 on October 8.
Witnesses said that at 12:40pm they discovered ferocious blaze with thick smoke coming out the first floor.
Local people immediately helped guests jump to the surrounding roofs to escape.
Five fire engines were called in to put out the roaring fire. The blaze was in control in half an hour.
The cause of the hostel fire accident is under investigation.
budget saigon hostel, to put out, hcm city, malaysian woman, thick smoke, the first, first floor, fire engines, to put, put out, roaring fire, fire accident
Rare plant species discovered in Thanh Hoa(16:57 08/10/2014)
Germany supports Vietnam in vocational training(16:42 08/10/2014)
HCM City struggles to combat smuggling(15:11 08/10/2014)
CAAV proposes two more 'golden' air routes(14:10 08/10/2014)
Land shortage stymies building of kindergartens for workers' children(10:14 08/10/2014)
Singaporean experts to design construction plan for Ly Son Island(10:14 08/10/2014)
Bus passenger loses eye in stone attack(09:43 08/10/2014)
Vietnam oil tanker vanishes, 18 missing(12:36 07/10/2014)
Bomb cellar discovered at Lao Bao border gate(09:45 07/10/2014)
VN workforce lacks professionalism: experts(08:50 07/10/2014)
Vietnam Buddhist Association established in Japan(11:17 06/10/2014)