5 wounded as explosion damages houses on Phu Quy Island
At least five people were injured when an explosion ripped through a row of houses in the south central province of Binh Thuan on Wednesday.
The blast occurred at around 7:45 p.m. at a rural village on Phu Quy Island. Residents heard a very loud sound and saw smokes rising from the house of Nguyen Van Be.
When they rushed to the site, the house was totally destroyed. Two houses next door had their roofs and windows blown off.
Around 20 other houses in the neighborhood were also damaged.
Be was severely burned. Four others were injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Local authorities are investigating the incident but thee are initial reports that the house stored dynamite used for illegal fishing purposes.