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Five years of mini-storage fires|The existing 690 mini-storages in the insurance industry say it is difficult for operators to underwrite

2021-06-24T11:01:12.793Z

On June 21, 2016, there was a fatal fire in Amoy's mini storage. Five years later, the industrial building that caused the accident has been demolished and will be rebuilt into a 31-storey commercial and residential building. According to information from the Fire Services Department, there are currently 690 fans in Hong Kong.



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Written by: Kong Fanxu

2021-06-20 08:01

Last update date: 2021-06-20 08:01

On June 21, 2016, there was a fatal fire in Amoy's mini storage. Five years later, the industrial building that caused the accident has been demolished and will be rebuilt into a 31-storey commercial and residential building.

According to information from the Fire Services Department, there are currently 690 mini-storages in Hong Kong. According to an insurance industry source, in recent years, regardless of the person in charge or the tenant, the number of insurances related to the mini-storage has continued to increase. Government departments require that it is difficult to undertake preservation.

"The 5th Anniversary of the Mini Storage Fire" series of reports:

Mini storage fire for five years | 01 The culprit of the fire was revealed when Changgong Xiacang was still involved in multiple crimes and fire prosecutions

Mini storage fires in five years | 927 mini-warehouses involved in 3154 fire hazards within five years, 37 convicted

Five years of mini-storage fires|The existing 690 mini-storages in the insurance industry say it is difficult for operators to underwrite

Revisiting the 2016 report:

[Four-level fire page] Mini warehouse in Amoy Industrial Village burned for 108 hours, two firefighters died in duty

On June 21, 2016, a fire broke out in the Shichang mini-storage of Amoy. The industrial building that caused the accident has been demolished and will be rebuilt into a commercial and residential building.

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Luo Shaoxiong, president of the International Professional Insurance Consulting Association, said that in recent years, there has been an upward trend in the purchase of insurance by the person in charge of the mini-storage and tenants. There is a market in the insurance industry. Underwriting depends on the security, structure, fire and anti-theft system, etc. of the mini-storage, and even the requirements of the Buildings Department and Fire Services Department. Therefore, it is difficult.

Tenants can purchase property insurance protection

Luo continued that many tenants will purchase property insurance, ranging from 100,000 to 1 million yuan, and the insured must declare the storage location, which will be evaluated by the insurance company before the premium can be calculated.

Luo reminded that tenants can check with the mini-storage whether they have purchased insurance, and they should also pay attention to whether they include the tenant's property, otherwise the risk must be measured before renting.

Two firefighters Zhang Yaosheng (left) and Xu Zhijie (right) died heroically, doing their best to perform fire fighting duties.

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Coroner's inquest begins in September

In 2016, a level 4 fire occurred in the Shichang mini warehouse in Amoy Industrial Village, which burned for 108 hours. The senior fire chief Zhang Yaosheng and the head of the fire brigade Xu Zhijie who participated in the firefighting operation unfortunately died in their duties. It is reported that the cause of death of the two deceased will be investigated in September this year It started in October, and the estate managers of the two deceased have also filed with the High Court to pursue compensation for accidental casualties from the Fire Services Department, Shichang Mini Storage, the property management company and the owners.

▼In 2016, the Shichang mini-storage fire in Amoy Industrial Village lasted 108 hours▼

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Mini storage fire for five years | 01 The culprit of the fire was revealed when Changgong Xiacang was still involved in multiple crimes and fire prosecutions

Mini storage fires in five years | 927 mini-warehouses involved in 3154 fire hazards within five years, 37 convicted

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