City briefs

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 July, 2004, 12:00am

Man killed, 2 injured in highway collision

A 27-year-old driver died after his truck crashed into another vehicle which had broken down on the side of San Tin Highway in Yuen Long early yesterday morning. He was certified dead after being taken to North District Hospital. Both the driver and passenger from the broken-down vehicle were injured and remained in a stable condition in hospital.

monetary authority investigates website

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has discovered a suspected fraudulent website,, officials said. The website stated it was operated by 'Citi Express Bank' which, it claimed, offered banking services to the Hong Kong public. The monetary authority referred the case to the police for further investigation. Fake websites have been used to perpetrate financial scams. Anyone with knowledge of the site is advised to contact the police's Commercial Crime Bureau on 28605012.

id card holders called to apply for smart cards

Hong Kong identity card holders who were born in 1958 or 1959 must apply for smart ID cards from today to September 25. Eligible applicants can book an appointment by calling the hotline, 1838 333, or visiting the government website,

Prep school plans to admit girls next year

The Diocesan Preparatory School will become co-educational from the September of next year, following approval from the Education and Manpower Bureau. The school has accepted only male students since 1949. It is linked to the Diocesan Boys' School, which recently joined the Direct Subsidy Scheme.

relaxation of taxi restrictions extended

The temporary relaxation of the no-stopping rule for taxis will be extended for a further period of six months, to January 13 next year, the Transport Department said. The scheme exempts taxis from restrictions for picking up and setting down passengers in no-stopping restricted zones.

blaze on nathan road

Fire broke out in the ground floor lobby of Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association on Nathan Road. Firemen put out the small blaze, which was attributed to an electrical short-circuit.