Many OVs face property losses in Vientiane market fire
22:07 27/03/2014
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Fire swept through Thongkhankham market in Vientiane, Laos, on March 26 resulting in widespread damage and losses for traders including those from Vietnam.

The fire broke out at approximately 20:30 destroying a large number of kiosks which were stockpiling a larger volume of goods than usual in the lead up to Bounpimai –a traditional Lao festival.

Many OVs face property losses in Vientiane market fire

Hundreds of Vietnamese expatriates were among the thousands of other Lao traders who suffered great losses of property in the accident.

Tran Van Thai, a Vietnamese national residing in Laos for 22 years, described how he has run five stalls at Thongkhankham market for over 20 years. “I saved money for decades to invest in five kiosks and all of them were destroyed in the incident”.

Many OVs face property losses in Vientiane market fire

Thai said he lost around VND4 billion (nearly US$200,000), and his family no longer have jobs or a livelihood as his kiosks and stock were burnt to the ground..

Nguyen Thi Hien, another victim, said her kiosk was destroyed by fire after she failed to enter the market due to the fierce heat and flames.

Many OVs face property losses in Vientiane market fire

Fire engines and rescue forces were called to battle the blaze, and firefighters managed to get it under control thanks to heavy rain.

Relevant agencies are now investigating the fire.

Source VOV

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