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Fire sets at least 16 boats ablaze in Hong Kong: What you need to know


Picture Courtesy: South China Morning post

1. A horrific accident happened on Sunday morning when a fire engulfed 16 vessels in a Hong Kong typhoon shelter, resulting in at least 10 boats sinking and one person sent to a hospital.

2. The fire broke out at about 2.30 a.m at the Aberdeen South typhoon shelter in Hong Kong and was extinguished more than six hours later.

3. Firefighters rescued 35 people from vessels during the fire.

4. There were no reports of any injuries although one person who felt unwell was sent to a hospital.

5. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.

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