1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

29 May 2014

A fire (4D Lai Ka Chun Matthew)

On 3rd April 2013, there was a dreadful scene at the Lucky Eight Restaurant during an overcrowded fashion show held by S4 and S5 students from Hong Kong College. A large crowd of people rushed out messily while some were screaming. I took the priority to enter the area covered with black and thick smoke. The sight was not quite clear but I could see that all decorating chairs, desks and many accessories were severing burnt, leaving their little pieces of trace on the ground. Going inner to the kitchen, which was profoundly devastated due to the short circuit triggered by a micro-oven. The rear part of the restaurant collapsed so I went outside to do my reporting.

Police cars and ambulance outside were busy loading some victims who were slightly injured. I went to ask a student about the circumstance. ‘The fire was fierce and astonishing. I was just following others to get out swiftly.’ He answered in a trembling voice. However, his knee was bruised and the rescue team member was bandaging for him with her first-aid-kit. On the other hand, the firemen were pouring floods of water on the top of the restaurant. Huge amount of smoke swiveled high in the sky. After two hours, to their effort, the fire was extinguished. Finally, the victims were hospitalized and the area was being tidied up.

When I got back to my office, I lent the recordings to the journalists in the journalism department. They thanked and appreciated my work for this tough task.

When I woke up the next morning, I heard of the radio recounting the hazard last night. To my surprise, no one was killed in the accident. I was satisfied with my reporting work this time.

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