Expats affected by Phnom Penh fire receive support hinh anh 1At the fire site (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy, the Khmer-Vietnamese Association and Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia on July 10 afternoon visited Vietnamese families in Phnom Penh affected by the blaze which took place early morning the same day.

Ambassador Vu Quang Minh thanked local authorities and the Cambodia Red Cross Society for their timely support to the victims, and pledged that the embassy and relevant units will continue to mobilise assistance for them.

The fire began at 3.30am on July 10 in Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, destroying 59 houses and assets of 67 households, including 58 households of Vietnamese Cambodian people.

The initial conclusion shows that the fire was caused by an electrical fault. Firefighters used 32 fire engines, but the road was so small and the houses were made of wood so that the fire trucks found it hard to battle the fire.

Following the incident, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnamese Association sent officials to the site and had working sessions with local authorities and police to seek aid for the victims.-VNA