Hong Kong teen injured in Friday night's MTR fire is no longer in critical condition

Hong Kong teen injured in Friday night's MTR fire is no longer in critical condition

MTR services return to normal

UPDATE - 4pm

  • The condition of Audrey Ko, whose legs suffered burns during the shocking firebombing of a peak hour MTR train at Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday is no longer critical as of noon on Saturday.

  • The incident, which injured at least 18 people that night, also prompted the MTR Corporation to form an investigation panel to study how the blaze was handled and possible improvement measures.


  • A 16 year old girl is in critical condition after her legs were severely burned in Friday night's fire attack on the MTR

  • The girl, Audrey Ko, is a Form Four student of St Paul’s Co-educational College. She is the youngest victim in the attack and her condition worsened from serious to critical overnight.

  • At least 18 people, including at least one student, were injured when a man tried to throw a fire bomb on a crowded MTR train as it entered Tsim Sha Tsui during peak hour last night.

  • The fire started just after 7pm at Hong Kong's busy tourist destination

  • The attack on the Tseun Wan Line spread chaos and panic among communters as it pulled into the station.

  • Authorities closed the station and turned the platform into an emergency zone.

  • Police said the man said "burn you to death" before he lit the wick on the bottle. He caught fire.


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    A 60 year old man was arrested. Police named him as Cheung Kam-fai, He said he started the fire for personal reasons. He was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition.

  • The suspect is married with one child. Police say he had been arrested for minor offences before and that his family life was difficult.

     

     

     

     

     

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15:43pm

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