Labour Department investigates drowning at cargo handling area
A 57-year-old worker died after falling into the sea from the public cargo handling area in Cha Kwo Ling yesterday. Ng Pak-hey was working in the cargo handling area at the Cha Kwo Ling Road waterfront when the accident happened at about 11.30am. He was unconscious when he was brought out of the water by divers from the Fire Services Department. He was taken to United Christian Hospital, where doctors declared him dead at 12.17pm. The Labour Department is investigating the accident. Ng was a worker at a nearby scrap metal recycling factory.
IT personnel expert urges more funding for schools
The government should fund schools to hire permanent IT support staff to reduce teachers' workload before implementing the Third Strategy on Information Technology in Education, said IT People Association of Hong Kong chairman Eddie Chan Wing-lai. Although there were 1,000 IT advisers in local schools, they were on contract and only paid about HK$8,000 per month, he said. Mr Chan said that the low salary on offer and lack of promotion opportunities resulted in a high turnover of staff, often causing a doubling of IT teachers' workload.
Two minibuses involved in morning traffic incidents
Three people were slightly injured when a minibus and car collided at the junction of Clear Water Bay and Silver Cape roads, Sai Kung, at 8.15am. The 68-year-old driver of the car and his two passengers - a woman, 42, and a boy, two - were treated at Tseung Kwan O Hospital. In a separate accident, a minibus driver was injured when his vehicle hit railings in Connaught Road, Central, at 4am. The man, 47, was treated at Queen Mary Hospital.
Police motorcycle hits railings
A police officer sustained leg and arm injuries when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit railings at the junction of Yuen Shin and Tai Po Tai Wo roads, Tai Po, at 5.45am. He was treated at Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. In a separate accident, a motorist escaped injury when his car hit a concrete embankment and overturned on Tai Po Road, Sha Tin, near Chinese University at 3.30am.
Witnesses to fatal accident sought
Police have appealed for information about a fatal accident at 12.45pm on Wednesday in which a 90-year-old woman was hit by a delivery truck. The woman was crossing Tai Po Road near Nam Cheong Street in Sham Shui Po when hit. She died at Caritas Medical Centre at 7.16pm. Anyone with information can call 27735258 or 27735200.
Three arrested over drugs
Police arrested two men and a woman aged 23 to 26 believed to belong to a triad at Nam Cheong Estate, Sham Shui Po, and seized drugs worth HK$30,000. The drugs were allegedly cocaine, Ice and a new powder-like drug nicknamed 'perfume', which contained a date-rape drug.
Online banking alert issued
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority warned of a fraudulent website, with the address www.boctelex.cn, which looks like the official website of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Anyone who has used it should call the bank on 23323328 or police on 28605012.
One ticket won the HK$5,000,000 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 4, 20, 36, 42, 46 and 47. The extra number was 22. No tickets won the second prize. Third prize paid HK$58,680.