Burn victims

Burn victims

Two 15-year-old students from Queen Elizabeth School in Mong Kok remain in hospital after being burned at a campfire on Saturday on the school's grounds in Tsam Chuk Wan, Sai Kung. The girls, identified only by their family names, Chong and Chan, were in a group of some 30 students who were trying to start a fire at around 1am.

Chong is still in critical condition, according to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. Chan is receiving treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King's Park, Kowloon. Her condition is "stable and she is awake and can talk," the hospital told Young Post.

The school's Facebook "secrets" page has several get-well messages from students. One wrote: "I sincerely hope they will recover very soon. I also hope we won't start blaming the camp site manager ..."

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim, who visited the girls, said the school was writing a detailed report about the incident.

Young Post has tried to speak to school principal Chan Ka-wai, but a staff member said the principal had no comments for reporters.


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