Hearth engulfs UNESCO-recognized Hue imperial academy

Fire engulfs UNESCO-recognized Hue imperial academy

Firefighters put out a fireplace at an historical constructing of Hue Imperial Academy in downtown Hue, August 17, 2022. Picture by Quang Tien

A fireplace erupted at an historical constructing inside Hue Imperial Academy, burning down many wartime artifacts inside.

On Wednesday afternoon, the flames rapidly unfold from the constructing on August 23 Road in Hue City that shows artifacts from the struggle towards French colonialism, sending columns of smoke up dozens of meters.

Firefighters have been dispatched to the scene. After an hour, the fireplace was put below management.

A part of the constructing’s roof had collapsed whereas many objects displayed inside have been burned.

Police are investigating the reason for the fireplace.

The traditional constructing was a part of Hue Imperial Academy, or Quoc Tu Giam, constructed in 1908 by King Duy Tan, the eleventh king of Vietnam’s final ruling household Nguyen (1802-1945).

After the Vietnam Struggle, the academy was was Thua Thien-Hue Historical past Museum.

In 1993, Hue Imperial Academy and different royal relics of Nguyen Dynasty have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Listing.

Source: E.vnexpress.net