Village House in Hong Kong Eaten by Fire

A fire broke out at a village house in Yuen Long, New Territories of Hong Kong, early Saturday morning, claiming the lives of two boys and leaving one woman injured, the city’s government news website said.

The accident occurred at No. 492 Kam Wing Garden in Pat Heung, Yuen Long. The Fire Services Department received the call at 00:55 a.m. Saturday, and arrived at the scene at 1:01 a.m. Firemen used one jet and mobilized two breathing apparatus to fight the blaze. The fire was largely put out at 1:22 a.m.

Three victims were sent to hospital where two boys aged seven and eight were certified dead upon arrival. A 35-year-old woman is now receiving medical treatment. According to local media reports, she is a Filipino maid.

The Fire Services Department is now investigating the cause of the fire.

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