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Two injured in Lok Fu Village arson case | 11-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of burning incense candles on cloth curtains

2022-08-18T16:23:37.534Z

A fire broke out in Lok Fu Village, Wong Tai Sin this afternoon (16th), causing two injuries. A 66-year-old woman surnamed Li fell into a coma and was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. She is currently in critical condition. The fire department was on the scene and found the cause of the fire to be suspicious.



A fire broke out in Lok Fu Village, Wong Tai Sin this afternoon (16th), causing two injuries. A 66-year-old woman surnamed Li fell into a coma and was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. She is currently in critical condition.

The fire department investigated at the scene and believed that the cause of the fire was suspicious, and the police temporarily classified the case as "arson".

By 6 p.m., the police arrested an 11-year-old boy, who was accompanied by his mother and returned to the police station in a police car.


The police stated that the female resident surnamed Li (66 years old) of the unit that caught fire in the case inhaled thick smoke and was sent to Guanghua Hospital in a coma; the 34-year-old foreign female resident of another unit also inhaled thick smoke and felt unwell, and was sent to Guanghua Hospital at the same time. Hua Hospital.

After preliminary investigation, the police suspect that the arrested boy used burning incense sticks in the corridor of the upper site to set fire to the clothes hanging outside the door of the unit involved. The reason is unknown.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of "arson" and is being detained and handed over to the Wong Tai Sin District Crime Squad for follow-up.

When the boy was taken into the police car, he once scolded the media present with his middle finger.

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At about 2 pm today, a unit on the 3rd floor of Ledong Building in Lok Fu Village was emitting thick smoke. The fire department dispatched a smoke cap team to the scene to put it out. After breaking the door, they found a 66-year-old woman lying on the ground in a coma. Awakened and rushed to the hospital by the ambulance.

During the incident, another 34-year-old female neighbor, suspected of inhaling smoke, was also sent to the hospital for treatment.

60-year-old woman unconscious in Lok Fu Village unit sent to hospital with arson case

Source: hk1

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