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[Photos] Deadly Explosion Tears Through D12 Neighborhood

At around 4pm on October 17, an explosion at a fertilizer company in District 12 leveled nearly a dozen homes, killing 3 and injuring four others.

The blast occurred at No.46, Street TA19, Thoi An Ward, creating a large crater, destroying nearby buildings and tearing the roofs off others.

“I thought my house was bombed or our gas cylinder exploded," said one surviver during a bedside interview at Cho Ray Hospital on Sunday morning. "I did not think that the blast came from a neighbor’s house.”

Emergency crews worked throughout the night, removing debris which included traces of chemicals in the hope of finding survivors.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

[VN Express]

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