Fire in Hong Kong residential building sends eight to hospital, 170 evacuated

Eight people were sent to hospital and 170 evacuated after a fire broke out in a residential building in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district on Friday morning.

Police said they received reports of a blaze at Cheung Fai Mansion on Tong Mi Road at around 6am.

Thick smoke billows out of the residential flat. Photo: Elaine Lam/Facebook

A man in his 40s, who was found unconscious, and seven other residents who had inhaled smoke, were sent to Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei, according to the force.

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More than 170 people were evacuated by rescuers.

Firefighters deployed an aerial ladder to help put out the fire, which was extinguished in half an hour.

Police are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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