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Large Fire in Hong Kong Boat Harbour

A huge fire swept through a Hong Kong typhoon shelter on Sunday, setting at least 10 boats ablaze and injuring five people.

The fire at Shau Kei Wan’s Aldrich Bay, which caused huge smoke plumes to billow into the sky, also left two fishing families homeless, according to the South China Morning Post.
Reports say a fishing boat caught fire around 2 p.m. local time Sunday. The fire then burned through the boat’s anchor rope, causing it to drift into neighboring vessels and spread the blaze. Loud explosions could be heard coming from the site.

The burning vessels were just 200 metres from the shore, and some 150 firemen were dispatched to put out the fire. Two men and three women were taken to shore, suffering from minor injuries and were admitted to hospital.

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