Kong: Skull Island Vietnam premiere saw 16 feet King Kong replica catch fire; No injuries reported

A special premiere of Kong: Skull Island was held in Ho Chi Minh City as the film is set in the period immediately after the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

IANS March 11, 2017 17:53:38 IST
Kong: Skull Island Vietnam premiere saw 16 feet King Kong replica catch fire; No injuries reported

Ho Chi Minh City: The audience here panicked when a 16 feet statue of the giant movie monster King Kong caught fire at the Vietnam premiere of Kong: Skull Island.

Kong Skull Island Vietnam premiere saw 16 feet King Kong replica catch fire No injuries reported

A still from Kong: Skull Island. YouTube

The event took place on Thursday night here, reports variety.com. The replica of King Kong caught fire following the faux eruption of a simulated volcano. Onlookers captured the scene on their phones.

The blaze was quickly put out by firefighters, and guests were able to enter the theater and watch the movie. No injuries were reported.

In a statement, a Vietnamese representative of Warner Bros said, "There was a small fire at an outdoor atrium at CGV Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City during a Kong: Skull Island opening event. We are very grateful that no one was hurt."

Kong: Skull Island, which stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson, is set in the 1970s at the end of the Vietnam War.

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