Elderly woman dies in blaze

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 12:00am

An elderly woman was found dead after her public housing flat burst into flames in Wong Tai Sin. Emergency crews were called to the 14th-floor flat in Ngan Fung House at Fung Tak Estate after a neighbour, 71, noticed smoke in the corridor and called police at 12.56pm. Firemen doused the flames shortly after 1pm. The woman, in her 70s, was declared dead at the scene.