Drug addict admits hospital ward fire

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 August, 2007, 12:00am

An unemployed drug addict admitted starting a fire in a Kwong Wah Hospital ward after becoming emotional due to withdrawal symptoms, the District Court heard yesterday. Hung Tat-fu, 42, pleaded guilty to arson on July 20. Sentencing was adjourned to September 6, pending psychiatric and psychology reports. An oxygen supply unit and two curtains were set alight.