The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong
The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong
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Deadly Hong Kong blaze calls for long-needed action

  • The time has come to balance public safety with clear rules and efficient enforcement as police investigate whether the Hong Kong premises where seven people contained an illegal restaurant

The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong
The police and the fire department investigate a fire in which seven people, including a nine-year-old child, were killed and several others critically injured on Sunday night. Photo: Felix Wong
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