Smoke emission from portable charger in Tuen Mun’s Ching Tin Estate prompts hospitalisation of female resident

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30th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) In a Tuen Mun residential complex, Ching Sum House, located in Ching Tin Estate, a concerning incident unfolded earlier today at 10.08am. A resident reported that an portable charger, placed within her unit, suddenly emitted a large amount of smoke and produced a brief explosion-like sound. The fire department swiftly responded to the incident, although the smoke had already dissipated upon their arrival. Unfortunately, a female occupant of the apartment experienced discomfort due to inhaling the smoke and required medical attention, prompting her transportation to the hospital for further examination. Authorities are currently investigating the cause behind the smoke emission from the portable charger.