7 killed, 10 injured in building fire in Hong Kong

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-16 08:47
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Fire fighters and police officers investigate a fire scene in Hong Kong, Nov 15, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

HONG KONG -- Seven people were killed and 10 others were injured after a fire engulfed a tenement building in Hong Kong on Sunday night, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said.

The fire, which occurred at around 8 p.m. local time at a Nepali restaurant in the building on the Canton Road, Jordan, was extinguished about two hours later.

According to local media, the casualties were mostly Nepalis and a child died in the blaze.

HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a statement that she was saddened by the tragedy and demanded all-out efforts to treat the injured and investigate the accident.

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