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Crowd lined up to see Kong: Skull Island witnesses giant King Kong catch fire

A giant statue of King Kong caught fire at the Vietnam premiere of the film Kong: Skull Island

hollywood Updated: Mar 11, 2017 17:36 IST
Film buffs with the hottest ticket in town were left running for safety after a giant model of King Kong went up in flames at the sizzling Vietnam premiere of the rebooted horror classic.
Film buffs with the hottest ticket in town were left running for safety after a giant model of King Kong went up in flames at the sizzling Vietnam premiere of the rebooted horror classic.(AFP)

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

The event took place on Thursday night, reports variety.com.

This picture taken on March 9, 2017 shows photographer taking picture of a fire on a giant model of King Kong during the premiere of the Kong: Skull Island in Ho Chi Minh City. (AFP)

The replica of King Kong caught fire following the faux eruption of a simulated volcano. Onlookers captured the scene on their phones.

This picture taken on March 9, 2017 shows firefighter truck injecting water to control a fire on a giant model of King Kong during the premiere of the Kong: Skull Island in Ho Chi Minh City. (AFP)

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

In a statement, a Vietnamese representative for 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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