Columns of smoke emitted from the 70-storey Keangnam Landmark Tower on Pham Hung road, Hanoi, last night, May 7. Many fire trucks and staircase trucks were sent to the scene but they could not approach the fire.
At around 11pm, passers-by saw columns of smoke rose from Vietnam’s highest building. Smoke came from the 65th floor.
Around 15 minutes later, three fire and staircase trucks were sent to the site. However, the staircase truck could not reach the 65th storey so it left. The building’s guards did not allow correspondents to approach the scene.
Smoke still emitted at the site at 12am but the intensity reduced. The reason has not been released yet.
The Hanoi Landmark Tower project is invested by Keangnam Vina. The work includes three towers, with two apartment towers of 48 stories and one commercial tower of 70 stories. The project was kicked off in 2007, with investment capital of over $1 billion.
During the construction period, some fires and labor accidents occurred, causing at least six deaths.
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