Deadly and defiant

Firefighters yesterday struggling to contain a deadly blaze at a multi-storey industrial building in Hong Kong's East Kowloon. The fire is the longest-burning fire in the city since 1997, reported the South China Morning Post. It started on Tuesday a
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Firefighters yesterday struggling to contain a deadly blaze at a multi-storey industrial building in Hong Kong's East Kowloon.

The fire is the longest-burning fire in the city since 1997, reported the South China Morning Post.

It started on Tuesday and has claimed the lives of two firemen. The tragedy has revived fears about fire hazards in other buildings across Hong Kong.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2016, with the headline 'Deadly and defiant'. Print Edition | Subscribe