A worker died in a fire on a drilling platform belonging to Vietsovpetro Joint Venture in the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau Tuesday.
Witnesses said the fire started in room 414 on the second floor of the Tam Dao drilling platform at around 8.30 p.m.
Local firefighters and workers managed to extinguish it some 15 minutes later.
Bui Ngoc Son, 45, was in the room when the incident took place and suffocated to death.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Police are investigating the case.