The dying words of a film company manager calling the police 999 control centre were played to one of his staff at the inquiry yesterday. 'This is the 14th floor of the Garley Building. The situation is very critical . . . the fire has started coming into our room . . . please be quick,' the voice on the tape said with the sound of a woman screaming and crying in the background, before it was abruptly cut off. Kan Kwei-wah, the only surviving member of staff from the 14th-floor offices of the Milmark film company identified the voice of boss Tang Gark-yan. He said Tang had been trapped in a neighbouring office with his colleague Yeung Lau-sin whose screams could be heard on the tape. Mr Kan said white smoke had started entering the company's offices at about 4.50 pm and his boss had told him to pull down a metal shutter at the entrance to seal them off. He left a 50-centimetre gap at the bottom and retreated into a room facing Nathan Road while his boss and colleague went into another room. About 10 minutes later, he went out and saw his boss shut the gate to stop smoke pouring in. 'We never thought there was a fire at first. The management had put up a notice saying not to panic when seeing smoke because of some repair work,' he said. The hearing was adjourned by Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing to April 7.