Fireman falls sick fighting blaze at industrial building
A fireman fell sick while fighting a rare No 4 alarm fire in an industrial building last night. The blaze broke out at a podium on the second floor at Phase II of Tsing Yi Industrial Centre, in Cheung Tat Road, at 9.48pm. The Observatory had earlier issued the red fire danger warning. The Fire Services Department upgraded it to a No 3 alarm at 10.16pm and then a No 4 at 10.43pm. Dozens of people were evacuated. The fire was put out at 12.08am. The fireman was able to resume duties after resting.
Spiritual scam busted
Five mainlanders were arrested when they tried to cheat a 66-year-old woman in a spiritual-blessing scam in Hung Hom. The two men and three women, aged between 35 and 42, were caught in Laguna Verde Avenue at about 9am.
Man missing after boat capsizes
A middle-aged man who did not know how to swim was missing and feared dead after a sampan he and his two friends were on capsized off Ha Pak Nai, Tuen Mun, at about 4.45pm. His friends managed to swim ashore.
Police subdue teen with drugs
A teenager carrying drugs was arrested by police after a 200-metre chase in Yau Ma Tei. Police seized around 9 grams of suspected cocaine and ketamine. The 19-year-old pushed a policeman on to the ground and fled when officers tried to stop him for an ID check.
10 illegal mainlanders held
A complaint by a security guard led police to arrest 10 mainlanders whose travel documents had expired. The five men and five women were rounded up in a flat in Shau Kei Wan Main Street East at about 12.20am.
Police hunt youths who beat man
Police are looking for two youths aged about 20 who beat a 42-year-old man with iron bars and stole his camera worth HK$700 in Yuen Long at about 10.15am.
Female corpse in sea unidentified
Police are trying to identify a woman whose body was found floating in the sea off the Yau Ma Tei cargo handling area. The woman was aged about 40 to 50 and had a large build.
Two tickets each won the first prize of HK$20,863,520 in last night's draw. The numbers were 10, 12, 24, 37, 41 and 43. The extra number was 17. Eight tickets each won the second prize of HK$571,960. Third prize paid HK$41,930.