Factory fire kills five Vietnamese workers in Russia

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Related agencies have identified four of five Vietnamese nationals who died in a fire at a Moscow-based sewing factory Thursday, according to a report on the website of the Vietnamese business association in Russia.


The report quoted Dao Huy Hung, a manager of the factory located in Ivanteyevka town, as saying two of the victims were women.


The other was from a nearby factory, Hung said.


The fire reportedly started from a nearby carpenter's shop at around 5.30 a.m. local time. It then spread to the sewing factory owned by a Vietnamese national whose identity has not been revealed.


An electrical problem is suspected to have started the fire.


Le Minh Dan, in charge of community's affairs at the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow, said they are contacting the factory's owner for more information on the accident.

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