Ms Wu, pictured, and her husband and daughter escaped through a back door hidden behind their bed. They had never opened the door in the 11 years they had lived there, and did not even know if it opened. Photo: Dickson Lee

No way out: How Hong Kong’s subdivided flats are leaving some residents in fire traps

One family’s escape from a blaze at a Cheung Sha Wan building highlights risks from bad fire safety at buildings housing many more people than they were designed to. But the law restrains officials from acting

Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Ms Wu, pictured, and her husband and daughter escaped through a back door hidden behind their bed. They had never opened the door in the 11 years they had lived there, and did not even know if it opened. Photo: Dickson Lee
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