City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 August, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 August, 2003, 12:00am

Teenage restaurant worker leaps to his death

A 17-year-old restaurant worker died after he threw himself from a public housing block in Tsing Yi yesterday afternoon. The teenager was found lying unconscious outside On Chiu House, Cheung On Estate, just after 3pm. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was declared dead. Investigations showed he jumped from the staircase between the sixth and seventh floors.

Five hurt as runaway car crashes into a kerb

Five people were injured when a car ran out of control and struck a kerb in Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, near the junction with Hammer Hill Road. The 23-year-old driver and his passengers, aged between 15 and 17, were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Last night one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, was in serious condition while another, also 17, was stable.

Minibus screens smashed

Three minibuses had their windscreens smashed in Hau Man Street, Ho Man Tin. A 56-year-old minibus driver discovered the damage just before 4am.

Blaze on station roof

An insulation board burst into flames on the roof of the partly built Che Kung Temple station on the KCR's Ma On Shan East Rail line. A fire crew quickly dealt with the fire. No one was hurt.

Youth punched, robbed

A 19-year-old was punched and robbed of his mobile phone and wallet in Tung Lung Road, Wong Tai Sin, on his way home at 4am. The robber, described as strongly built and aged between 18 and 22, fled on foot after the attack in Tung Tau Estate. The victim was treated in hospital for dizziness.