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Hong Kong apartment building collapses, 1 killed

Hong Kong apartment building collapses, 1 killed

A half-century old low-rise apartment building in Hong Kong has collapsed killing at least one person and trapping five others.
A government statement says a 40-year-old woman has been killed. Kowloon fire chief Li Hung-sum says five residents are missing and two others have escaped with light injuries.
Television footage showed firefighters sifting through the rubble and rescuing residents from neighboring buildings with hydraulic lifts.
Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang told reporters the five-story structure in Kowloon peninsula may have tumbled Friday because it was poorly maintained.


Updated : 2021-03-04 21:19 GMT+08:00