HONG KONG: Hong Kong firefighters were battling a blaze on Friday (Mar 24) at a warehouse that forced 3,400 people to evacuate, including students, police said.
Thick smoke was seen pouring out from the building where the fire broke out around 2pm at the warehouse on Fat Tseung Street in Cheung Sha Wan, a residential and industrial area in Kowloon, the government said.
Two persons who worked near the site felt sick after inhaling thick smoke, and people from four schools and one residential building nearby had to be evacuated, police said.
“There is a chance that the number of people involved in the evacuation will rise further,” police said. The cause of the fire was unclear.