Taiwanese wounded in HK fire attack

CRITICAL CONDITION:Doctors said that Chang Hsin-ju should not be moved until she can breathe on her own, while family members flew to the territory to visit her

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 12, 2017

A Taiwanese tourist was among three people in critical condition yesterday after a rush-

The brother, right, and sister-in-law of Chang Hsin-ju, who was wounded in an arson attack on Hong Kong’s metro system on Friday night, yesterday prepare to board their flight at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Hong Kong. Photo: Chu Pei-hsiung, Taipei Times

hour arson attack on a Hong Kong metro train on Friday night, officials said, with one man with a history of mental illness arrested for the crime.

A total of 18 people were injured in the incident, which occurred at 7:15pm on Friday, while Hong Kong police said they had seized suspected liquid accelerants from the scene.

Police have ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack and said the man acted alone, with investigators looking into his mental state.

Except for the Taiwanese woman, all of the injured are residents of the territory.

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