Three Vietnamese workers and a local died in a fire at a furniture factory in Puchong district in the Malaysian state of Selangor on February 9.

Luu Thi Huong, one of the Vietnamese survivors, said that the fire broke out at midnight while five Vietnamese, one Malaysian and one Bangladeshi were sleeping in the factory’s loft.

The Vietnamese victims included Ma Van Man, 26 from Lang Son province, Dao Van Kien, 28, from Bac Giang province and Nguyen Thi Nhung, 35, from Thai Nguyen province.

According to Trinh Vinh Quang, a Counsellor for the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, the embassy has contacted the local authorities and Gasofa, which owns the factory, to ascertain the exact details of the incident but has still not received any official response from Malaysian officials or the factory owner./.