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Hong Kong woman, 81, killed in fire following suspected gas canister explosion at residential tower in Kowloon

An elderly woman was killed in a fire at her home in a Hong Kong tower block on Tuesday following a suspected gas canister explosion.The blaze broke out at a 32nd-floor flat of Sau Wo House in Sau Mau Ping Estate, Kowloon East, at about 12.30pm.Dense smoke billowed from the flat, spreading to the public corridor and lift lobby, according to police, forcing neighbouring residents to flee the building.Ten fire engines and two ambulances were deployed to the public-housing estate after the…


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