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Vietnam’s deadliest karaoke bar fire kills more than 30 people

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  • A fire broke out at a karaoke complex in southern Vietnam on Tuesday night, killing 17 men and 15 women, according to the Binh Duong provincial police.
  • The initial cause of the fire came from an electrical short circuit, according to Binh Duong authorities. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has urged the country to ensure safety standards at karaoke bars and other facilities prone to fires.
  • The incident marks Vietnam’s deadliest karaoke bar fire since 2016, when 13 people died in a blaze at another karaoke lounge in Hanoi.

A fire broke out at a karaoke complex in southern Vietnam, trapping customers and staff and killing at least 32 people. 

The fire emerged on the second floor of the three-story An Phu karaoke bar near Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday night, killing 17 men and 15 women, according to the Binh Duong provincial police.