3 burnt as fire destroys house in Hoi An old quarter

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Three members of a family were severely injured in a fire that burnt down their house in Vietnam's ancient town of Hoi An Wednesday.

At around 4:30 a.m. residents on Tran Phu Street in the old quarter saw flames in the two-storey house belonging to Tran Nien Dung, 56.

They shouted out to Dung's family, but failed to arouse him, his wife Huynh Thi Ca, 55, and their 23-year-old daughter from their sleep.

They only woke up when the fire had almost completely destroyed the house, but could not find a way out.

They climbed to the second floor and jumped on to roof of the house next door.

All three were severely burned and rushed to hospital by neighbors.

It took half an hour for around 30 firemen in four trucks to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby houses, many of which are very old.

By the time the blaze was doused, there was nothing left in Dung's house.

The police are investigating the cause of the fire.

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