The blaze at a Ngau Tau Kok industrial building in 2016 may have been caused by a faulty air conditioner and accelerated by flammable items inside storage spaces. Photo: Edward Wong
The blaze at a Ngau Tau Kok industrial building in 2016 may have been caused by a faulty air conditioner and accelerated by flammable items inside storage spaces. Photo: Edward Wong
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Lessons must be learned from Hong Kong fire tragedy

  • Handing down his findings into the deaths of two firefighters in a storage facility blaze, Coroner Philip Wong Wai-kuen urged authorities to issue licences to such premises to ensure compliance with fire safety rules.
  • He also questioned the effectiveness of hazard abatement notices, given that about a third of them have yet to be complied with

The blaze at a Ngau Tau Kok industrial building in 2016 may have been caused by a faulty air conditioner and accelerated by flammable items inside storage spaces. Photo: Edward Wong
The blaze at a Ngau Tau Kok industrial building in 2016 may have been caused by a faulty air conditioner and accelerated by flammable items inside storage spaces. Photo: Edward Wong
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