Police in the northern province of Lao Cai said a married couple died in a suicide blast in an apartment on Sunday.
At around 6 a.m. Sunday residents near the six-story apartment building in Bac Duyen Hai Industrial Park heard a huge explosion and saw a fire blaze in the couple’s apartment on the first floor.
They called the police and tried to extinguish the fire.
When they broke open the door of the apartment, they found the couple, identified only as Lam, 33, and Thuy, 31, already dead.
The Lao Cai police said preliminary investigation has revealed the use of gasoline to commit suicide, but investigations are continuing into what caused the blast.
The couple has a three-year-old daughter who was not home at the time of the blast.