Houseboat catches fire in Kwun Tong, foreign man escapes in time


15th January 2022 – (Hong Kong) Around 12.30am today, a houseboat caught fire about 100 metres off No. 123 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong and many citizens witnessed the incident. They called the police for help. The fire boat and the marine police vessel were reported to the scene to carry out rescue. The fire was put out at 2.12am in the morning, and the stern of the houseboat involved was severely burned.

According to on-site information, the owner of the boat was not on the boat at the time of the incident and one of his foreign male friend (49 years old) escaped the fire in time to avoid injury. At the same time, a large number of firefighters and police officers were also on the shore to be on standby. No one was injured in the incident, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.