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Ngau Tau Kok Fire Extinguished

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The deadly fire at the Amoycan Industrial Centre in Ngau Tau Kok was finally extinguished by firefighters at the weekend after burning for more than 100 hours.

The blaze, which claimed two firefighters’ lives, was Hong Kong’s longest running fire in an industrial building.

Officials have now entered the building to gather evidence and a full investigation will be carried out into the cause of the fire and the deaths of the two firemen. The investigation will also look at the use of industrial buildings for storage, after inflammable goods were found in the facility.

The South China Morning Post reported that the owner of the building, Kevin Shee, had expressed his “devastation” over what had happened and that he would offer HK$500,00 to each of the two firemen’s families as urgent financial aid.

Photo credit: industrialhistoryhk.org

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