Inspections on 2,500 old Hong Kong buildings to launch Monday, after tragic Yau Ma Tei fire

Inspections on 2,500 old buildings across Hong Kong would start from Monday to identify hidden risks after a blaze that ripped through an unlicensed restaurant last weekend killed eight people, the city’s fire department head said on Saturday.Joseph Leung Wai-hung, director of Fire Services, said it was very likely that the flames started near the door after an initial investigation into the Yau Ma Tei tenement building inferno. He said this could explain the seriousness of the casualties, but…

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