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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 April, 2004, 12:00am

Man dies when sampan, speedboat collide


A man died and another was injured after a collision between a sampan and a speedboat in Sai Kung waters off Kai Lung Wan late on Sunday. Police said a man, 35, had been certified dead at Tseung Kwan O Hospital just before 11pm. The injured man, 19, and another man, 32, were arrested over the incident. It was not clear last night which boats the men had been aboard.


Polytechnic University tutor plunges to death


A Polytechnic University tutor, 29, has plunged to his death from his home in Parc Oasis, Kowloon Tong. Police said a security guard had called the police at 11am, after finding a body on the grounds of the private estate. The man worked at the university's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Police said he was believed to have committed suicide due to pressures at work.


Driver held after car crashes into railings


A driver who lost control of his car and rammed into the railings on Lai Chi Kok Road was arrested for drink-driving. Police said the car heading to Shamshuipo crashed just after 10am. The driver, 27, was sent to the Kwong Wah Hospital for treatment. He was given bail and must report back later this month. Two male passengers, 23 and 25, and a woman, 21, were sent to the Caritas Hospital.


Falling bamboo injures woman


A 20-year-old Filipino woman suffered slight injuries when she was struck on the head by a piece of bamboo that fell from scaffolding on the Hennessy Centre in Causeway Bay at 1pm. The woman was discharged from the Ruttonjee Hospital after being treated. Police are investigating.


Better English at Work exhibition lures 8,000


More than 8,000 people have written messages hoping to improve their English at a government-run four-day exhibition at Times Square. They were given cards to write their wishes in English at the exhibition, part of the Workplace English Campaign. The campaign encourages bosses to apply for government funding for English classes for staff.


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