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300 evacuated from hotel fire in Hong Kong

(Xinhua)

14:29, April 21, 2012

HONG KONG, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A fire broke out at a hotel on the Hong Kong Island on Saturday morning, affecting around 300 people with one feeling sick.

The Fire Service Department said a report of the fire, happened at the Harbor Grand Hong Kong in North Point, was received at 2:45 a.m. It was suspected that the fire was started in an LCD screen on 38th floor, the roof of the hotel. The blaze then spread to the swimming pool on the third floor and the seventh floor.

The fire was largely put out at 6:45 a.m. The hotel was evacuated of around 300 residents and staff. One woman felt unwell and was rushed to hospital.

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