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3-story house collapses in Ho Chi Minh City

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A three-story house in Ho Chi Minh City collapsed on Saturday night, burying everything underneath.

A perimeter blockade is set up around the site of the collapse. Photo: Tuoi Tre

 

There were no casualties as house residents had evacuated from the building an hour before the incident in Tan Binh District thanks to early warnings.

According to initial reports, locals living on Tan Son Hoa Street in Tan Binh heard a series of loud cracks coming from a three-story house at number 41 on the night.

They quickly notified local authorities and alerted those living inside to evacuate and move their properties to safety.

About an hour after the first cracks were heard, the house collapsed to its side, tumbling over another house that was separated from the first by an ongoing construction site.

Homes nearby had their walls torn apart by the force of the collapse.

Excavation works at the construction site are currently the main suspect behind the incident, authorities said.

Local police arrived shortly at the scene to set up a perimeter blockade and conduct an investigations into the cause of the collapse.

An official from the People’s Committee of Ward 2 in Tan Binh District told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday that damage reports were being done.

​3-story house collapses in Ho Chi Minh City

The site of the house collapse on Tan Son Hoa Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

​3-story house collapses in Ho Chi Minh City

Patches of the walls of nearby houses are torn apart in the collapse. Photo: Tuoi Tre

​3-story house collapses in Ho Chi Minh City

The site of the house collapse on Tan Son Hoa Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

​3-story house collapses in Ho Chi Minh City

The site of the house collapse on Tan Son Hoa Street in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

 

Source: Tuoi Tre News

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