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Hong Kong Marina Fire: Ten Cabin Cruisers Sink, No Casualties Reported

A fire swept through a marina in Hong Kong on Sunday, erupted fuel tanks as it passed along a line of closely moored cabin cruisers which resulted in 10 sinking before firefighters extinguished the blaze.

Authorities in the Asian financial hub said more than 16 vessels were set on fire, including the 10 which sank, but fortunately, there were no serious casualties.

The fire at the shelter began around 2.30 am (1830 GMT Saturday) and took firefighters more than six hours to put out.

Fuel tanks could be heard exploding as thick smoke fill out skyward, covering the marina and neighboring tower blocks.

More than 35 people were rescued from the vessels, RTHK public broadcaster reported, citing the fire services department.

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