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    Restaurant Fire Sends Plumes of Smoke Across Hong Kong Harbour

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    Clouds of smoke were seen above the village of Lei Yue Mun, media reports say, adding that the cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

    Huge plumes of black smoke could be seen rising across eastern Hong Kong harbour on Friday after a fire began at a restaurant in a fishing village, Reuters has reported, quoting the government.

    Ten staff members were evacuated from the scene, and no casualties have been reported so far, according to the government. Fire services were sent to the area to deal with the incident.

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