An overnight fire in the New Territories has claimed the life of a woman and led to hundreds being evacuated. Photo: Now TV

Hong Kong fatal fire: emergency hose reel ‘fails’ when resident tries to put out tower block blaze

  • Neighbour says he could not get the water pump to work when responding to screams from mother of victim who died in blaze aged 23
  • Task force from fire department investigating lack of water supply to the hose reel in the Tai Wai high-rise
Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

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An overnight fire in the New Territories has claimed the life of a woman and led to hundreds being evacuated. Photo: Now TV
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