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These 10 Chinese Citizens Live In ‘Caskets’

A story appearing on MSN news shows some of the Chinese living in ‘Casket’ made compartments which are barely 3ft by 6ft in Chinese big city, Hong Kong

Slide 2 of 17: A general view of residential and commercial buildings in Yau Tsim Mong District where is a popular location for the subdivided units in Hong Kong, on May 6, 2017.

It is said that the monthly rent is around USD 310, which is basically about Ksh.32,000.

Some of these small compartments made up of basic commodities like sleeping bags, electronics and kitchen utensils.

The structures are basically illegal, but the city authority seems to have relaxed on the case.

Here are some of the Chinese Citizens MSN news captured.

Wong Tat-ming, 63

Slide 1 of 17: Wong Tat-ming, 63, sits in his "coffin home" which is next to a set of grimy toilets in Hong Kong as he pays HK$2,400 ($310) a month for a compartment measuring three feet by six feet, on March 28, 2017. It is crammed with all his meager possessions, including a sleeping bag, small color TV and electric fan.

Li Suet-wen and her son, 6,

Slide 3 of 17: In this March 17, 2017 photo, Li Suet-wen and her son, 6, and daughter, 8, are shown in their 120-square foot room crammed with a bunk bed, small couch, fridge, washing machine and small table in an aging walkup in Hong Kong as she pays HK$4,500 ($580) a month in rent and utilities. That's nearly half the HK$10,000 ($1,290) she earns at a bakery decorating cakes.

Yeung, left and Lui,

Slide 4 of 17: Residents who only gave their surname Yeung, left and Lui, take rest in their coffin homes in Hong Kong, on March 28, 2017.

Cheung Chi-fong, 80

Slide 6 of 17: Cheung Chi-fong, 80, sleeps in his tiny coffin home where he cannot stretch out his legs in Hong Kong, on March 28, 2017.

Lam, top left, Wan, top right, and Kitty Au

Slide 7 of 17: Hong Kong residents, who only gave their surname, Lam, top left, Wan, top right, and Kitty Au, pose in their coffin homes on May 4, 2017.

Simon Wong

Slide 8 of 17: Simon Wong, an unemployed man, watches TV in his coffin home in Hong Kong, on May 4, 2017.

Yeung

Slide 10 of 17: A resident who only gave his surname Yeung, takes rest in his coffin home on March 28, 2017.

Tse Chu, a retired waiter

Slide 12 of 17: Tse Chu, a retired waiter, sleeps in his coffin home on March 28, 2017.

Sin, 55, tidies up th

Slide 15 of 17: A resident who only gave his surname Sin, 55, tidies up the bed in his coffin home in Hong Kong on May 4, 2017.e bed

Wong Tat-ming, 63

Slide 16 of 17: Wong Tat-ming, 63, sits in his coffin home, crammed with all his meager possessions, including a sleeping bag, small color TV and electric fan, on March 28, 2017. He and another elderly resident complained to a visiting social worker about bedbugs and cockroaches.

 

 

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