Written by: Ling Yide
The last update date: 2021-03-31 17:10
A middle-floor unit in Xiao Kwai House, Kwai Chung Village, caught fire this (31st) morning. The fire was fierce and a lot of smoke was emitted. Firefighters arrived at the scene to put out the fire. In the accident, 200 residents had to be evacuated, and 4 people were undesirable to inhale the smoke. Sent to hospital, including a mother and daughter from the fire unit.
It is reported that after preliminary investigations by the fire and police, it was found that the cause of the fire was suspicious. Someone was suspected of arson in her bedroom. The police arrested a 47-year-old female head of household in the afternoon. The case was followed up by an arson case.
The fire broke out in a unit on the 14th floor of Xiaokui Building. It is reported that there is a family of four living on the site, including a couple and two daughters. Recently, the male head of the household was unable to return to Hong Kong from work in the Mainland. At the time of the incident, the female had returned to school. Therefore, only the female head of the household and the 15-year-old eldest daughter were in the unit. The female head’s bedroom suddenly caught fire and the fire was raging. At that time, the eldest daughter was sleeping soundly in another room and was awakened by the noise of the residents outside the corridor. When a fire broke out, she immediately looked for her mother, and later found that the other party had left the unit.
After police investigation, the 47-year-old female head of the household was arrested for arson.
Sources at the scene stated that the female head of household suspected of having a mental illness record.
The incident occurred at 7 o'clock this morning. Due to the fierce fire, the unit was caught in a sea of flames. Some aluminum windows were burned to peel and fell to the ground. In the accident, nearly 200 residents were evacuated to underground locations, and dozens of others took to the rooftops to take shelter. , Some elders need to be assisted by rescuers to fall down.
In the incident, 4 people needed to be sent to hospital, including the mother and daughter of the burning unit who had inhaled smoke and was unwell, and an elderly woman was sent to hospital with abrasions on her hands and feet.
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