HONG KONG (AP) _ Thirteen tourists were injured in a hotel fire Thursday in Hong Kong’s main tourist area of Tsim Sha Tsui, the government reported.
The fire started in a room on the 11th floor of the Imperial Hotel at 4:48 a.m. (3:48 p.m. EST) and was put out an hour later.
All the injured were taken to hospitals where two unidentified European women aged 50 and 35 were admitted in poor condition.
Initial reports said seven others, three men, three women and a 4-year-old boy were admitted in fair condition. The men were identified as Wong Man Fu, 54, from Canada, Choi Gil Soo of Korea, Brian Graham, 29, of Australia. The women were identified as Norma Guenero of the United States, Adrienne Kay Cobby, 26, of Australia and Marie Elace Liceris of the Philippines. The boy was identified as Andrew Vuong of Australia.
The remaining four were treated and discharged, the spokesman added.
They were identified as Wong Ngai Wen, 50, from Canada, Chen Chung Hsiang, 28, from Taiwan and Australians Kwong Kiet Ang, 37, and Manave Vuong.
Cause of the fire and the extent of the damages were not immediately known.