City Briefs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 October, 2003, 12:00am

Death fall at happy valley racecourse


A cleaning worker died after he accidentally fell from the Happy Valley racecourse's public stand yesterday afternoon. Police said the man, 47, lost his balance and fell from the first-floor canopy at about 3.30pm. He suffered head injuries and was taken unconscious to Ruttonjee Hospital where he was declared dead.


teenage trio arrested for attempted bag snatch


Police caught three teenagers red-handed as they attacked a woman and tried to steal her handbag in Fanling yesterday. The three boys were aged between 15 and 16. Plainclothes officers saw one of them kick the woman's leg from behind and another snatch her handbag. The officers then arrested the trio and recovered the bag, containing $850 and a phone.


long wait earns capacity increase at cemetery


More space for urns will be provided at Tseung Kwan O public cemetery following complaints about a backlog of applications. The Home Affairs Bureau said yesterday it would provide more urns, but had not finalised a number.


Fireworks display bonus


Tonight's National Day fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9pm, with the display over Victoria Harbour lasting 15 minutes. However, the show will be followed by an eight-minute display by teams from Hong Kong, Italy, the US and Japan, competitors in an international fireworks contest.


Mark Six


There were three winners of last night's $8,079,520 first prize in the Mark Six lottery. The numbers were 10, 18, 24, 27, 28 and 38. The extra number was 21. Seven tickets each won a second prize of $298,120. Third prize paid $14,760.