Yacht at New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter catches fire, 3 people rescued

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25th September 2020 – (Hong Kong) At 1.26pm this afternoon (25th), a yacht suddenly caught fire on the sea at New Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter causing a lot of smoke to billow into the sky. After receiving the report, the fireboat was dispatched to the scene and to extinguish the blaze. The fire of the yacht was later put out, but the hull was suspected to be seriously burned and sank.

The cause of the incident remains to be investigated. It is reported that all three people on the yacht were rescued without injury.

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