A 32-year-old Filipino woman is in critical condition after a severe fire incident in a subdivided apartment at 153 King’s Road, North Point. The fire injured another two persons (aged 35 and 22), and one succumbed to death.
The fire started at 2:45 pm, yesterday (27 September), at the subdivided flat of the 34-year-old Chinese male occupant who called the police.
Firefighters arrived at the scene, extinguished the fire, and rescued the four people. The Filipino woman and the 22-year-old Chinese male – both unconscious – were sent to Ruttonjee Hospital.
The Chinese occupant was conscious at that time and he was sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, and the 29-year-old Chinese female was in unconscious condition.
The Hospital Authority said that the 29-year-old female succumbed to death at 3:47 today (28 September).
The Police said that after a preliminary investigation, it is believed that a fire was suspected to have been started by miscellaneous objects at the above address.
At this stage, there is no evidence to suggest that the fire incident involves a criminal element and the Police and relevant departments will continue to investigate the cause of the fire