Seven people have died and around 13 were injured after a fire ripped through a tenement building in Jordan at around 8pm on Sunday.

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Among those who were killed were four men and three women.

A child, and a man who fell whilst escaping, were among the 13 injured. Seven remain in a critical condition.

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The fire broke out on the junction of Canton Road and Saigon Street. Witnesses did not hear any fire alarms, according to RTHK.

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Medics rushed 17 people to four hospitals.

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On Sunday evening, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said in a statement that she was “deeply saddened” by the news.

She urged the relevant departments to do all they can to save the injured and investigate the incident.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.