By Maurits Elen
Earlier this morning, a deadly fire broke out at a hawker stall close to the Ladies’ Market in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district. The death toll has risen to nine people with a dozen people seriously injured, while the Hong Kong Fire Services Department pulled up with 30 trucks on the scene to the tame the 50 flaming stalls. The fire still remains under investigation.
The police are currently investigating claims that the incident on Fa Yuen Street was caused by arson.
50 stalls burned to the ground last year in the same street, an incident which injured six people.