Store owner severely burned in blast

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 April, 2010, 12:00am

A grocery store owner, 53, was fighting for his life last night after suffering severe burns in an explosion that occurred when he was examining an electrical switch box in Kwun Tong. He went to check the box in a metre room near his shop on Cha Kwo Ling Road following a power outage in his store. He suffered serious burns to his head and body, and yelled for help. People working nearby called an ambulance. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital.