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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 May, 2006, 12:00am

Inquiry after skipper runs into Tsing ma bridge

Marine police are investigating a ship's master for alleged negligence after a fishing boat slammed into rocks at the base of a Tsing Ma Bridge pillar yesterday. A 35-year-old Hong Kong crew member suffered minor injuries, but the 43-year-old master and two other crew members were not hurt when the 28-metre wooden boat hit the bridge at midday. The crew were rescued by marine police. A police officer said the vessel was holed and had begun taking water. A tugboat towed it away for repairs. The vessel was heading to Castle Peak Bay in Tuen Mun from Wailingding Island in mainland waters, about 16km south of Lantau Island, at the time of the incident.

Smuggler gets 15 months

A 26-year-old Malaysian man, Chong Yong-nam, was jailed for 15 months for trying to smuggle forged immigration stamp dies into the city after pleading guilty at Sha Tin Court to one count of possessing false instruments. The dies were found during a body search by Customs at the airport.

driver, passengers hurt

A taxi driver and his three passengers - mainland visitors - were injured when he lost control of his cab and crashed into railings on the Tsing Ma Bridge at about 8am. The four men, aged between 26 and 62, were treated at Princess Margaret Hospital.

four women arrested

Four suspected women fraudsters from the mainland were arrested in a police ambush after they tried to cheat two women in Sai Wan Ho near the MTR station.

Mark Six

No one won first or second prize. The numbers were 1, 14, 28, 41, 45 and 47. The extra number was 29. Third prize paid $78,165.



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