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Transcript of remarks by S for S

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Security, Mr Lai Tung-kwok, on a No. 4 alarm fire in Ngau Chi Wan at a media session after attending the Legislative Council meeting today (June 22):

Reporter: It is suggested that the blower may have escalated the fire. How do you respond to this? Will the Government conduct an investigation into the incident?

Secretary for Security: I think I have already answered quite a number of the questions you raised while I read out the statement in Chinese. First of all, concerning the blower (positive pressure blower), this is standard equipment used internationally by various fire services in the firefighting process. The floor area of that building is very, very large. With this blower, it is, to my knowledge, quite impossible to create such an effect as you have mentioned. As regards the rest of your questions, perhaps I can, to save time, give you a speech in English that you can make reference to.

Reporter: Can you give a timetable of the review?

Secretary for Security: Of course, we are going to start to work. But it'll much depend on the process.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:07


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