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Hong Kong flat gutted by fire after phone charger overheats during the night

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Source: SCMP/On.cc/Appledaily

 

 

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At least 12 people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a public housing estate in Hong Kong’s New Territories on Saturday morning. Fire burned through the second floor flat in Tin Yan Estate, Tin Shui Wai, at 7am. About 100 people were immediately evacuated from the building, with fire services extinguishing the blaze within an hour.

 

A video shot by a resident showed smoke billowing out of the flat window, while firefighters rescued a child from a neighbouring residence. The cause of the fire was believed to be a phone charger that had overheated during the night. At least 12 people, including four children, were sent to North District Hospital, Tuen Mun Hospital, Pok Oi Hospital and Tin Shui Wai Hospital, a government spokesman said. Of the injured, one man suffered burns while the remainder were treated for smoke inhalation, according to local media.

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Be careful guys. Incident like this may happen elsewhere...don't overcharge your phones, especially overnight!

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I never leave electrical products charging over night as I know the charger can over heat.

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Modern devices these days don't have need to be charged overnight anymore.

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the phone probably have some kind of fake battery in them. they need to be careful what kind of batteries they buy.

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