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PUBLISHED : Friday, 01 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 01 July, 2005, 12:00am

Search fails to find man lost off barge

A search has failed to find a man who fell from a barge and disappeared off Kau Yi Chau. The 25-year-old Hong Kong man, who could not swim, was working at the bow of the barge as it was being towed by a tugboat when the accident happened north of the island at about 1am. Rescuers suspended the search at 7pm and would restart it today , police said.

Most medical association members oppose renaming

Almost 75 per cent of Medical Association members oppose the renaming of the University of Hong Kong medical faculty after Li Ka-shing, an association survey has found. After interviewing 878 of its members, the association found 74 per cent opposed the renaming, 19 per cent supported it and 7 per cent were neutral.

Father, daughter fight

A 53-year-old man and his 23-year-old daughter were arrested in Lam Tin yesterday after they fought at about 1am because she had not bought him a birthday present. The man's 46-year-old wife suffered head injuries when she tried to intervene. The father and daughter were released on bail.

Another window falls

A window crashed into an alley from the 17th-floor unit of a North Street building in Western at about 9.30am. No one was injured. Police issued a warning to the tenant, a 78-year-old woman. There have been at least 29 incidents of falling windows in Hong Kong so far this month.

Scuffle over TV volume

Police arrested a man for assaulting his neighbour in Wong Tai Sin. A scuffle broke out at 2.30am when a 38-year-old man accused the suspect, 26, of having his television on too loud at Ming Lai House, Choi Wan Estate. The suspect was watching a soccer match with friends.

Mark Six

No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 4, 16, 22, 27, 32 and 36. The extra number was 17. Four tickets each won second prize of $723,000. Third prize paid $37,435.


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