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HKFP Lens: Second firefighter dies in storage unit blaze, 2 others hospitalised

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A second firefighter has died tackling the storage unit fire in Ngau Tau Kok, as the blaze enters its fourth day. Two other firefighters have been hospitalised.
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37-year-old Hui Chi-kit, a senior fireman, is survived by a wife and 7-year-old son.
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Hui was part of team of four firefighters on the third floor of the building, where he was found unconscious and rescued by colleagues.
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Director of Buildings Hui Siu-wai said he visited the second floor of the building and has seen the cracks, but the structure is safe.
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Officials from the Buildings Department will be stationed near the building around the clock.
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Director of Fire Services David Lai Man-hin broke down as he told reporters that the firefighters were professionals and would not take risks sacrificing colleagues.
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“We want to go to work together and go off work together,” he said. Lai added an investigation committee will be formed.
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HKFP Lens: Second firefighter dies in storage unit blaze, 2 others hospitalised