Cheung Sha Wan playground targeted in arson attack

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2nd October 2023 – (Hong Kong) In the early hours of 2nd October, a fire broke out at Cheung Shun Street Playground in Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong. Law enforcement officials received a report at 5.41am, indicating that a garbage bin and a bench were set ablaze, with the fire spreading to a nearby shelter. Firefighters swiftly arrived at the scene and managed to extinguish the flames.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the fire was intentionally started, leading authorities to categorise the incident as an act of arson. At present, no arrests have been made in connection with the case, and fortunately, no injuries have been reported.