A fire that broke out at a hotel room in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday afternoon killed one Vietnamese woman and injured a New Zealand national.

The firefighting and rescue police unit in Binh Thanh District received a report on the fire at about 3:14 pm on Friday and immediately dispatched three fire engines and 21 officers to the scene.

Although they were quick to extinguish the fire just 15 minutes later, it had killed H.T.P.A., a 31-year-old Vietnamese woman from the southern province of Binh Phuoc.

P.M.J., a 66-year-old teacher from New Zealand, was also injured and rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment.

According to an initial assessment, the fire covered an area of about nine square meters.

The cause of the incident is being investigated.

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