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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 March, 2008, 12:00am
 

Woman found dead in Yuen Long with a hose around her neck

Detectives in Yuen Long are investigating the apparent killing of a woman, 35, whose naked body was found in the bathroom of a flat in Tung Lok Street with a hose tied around her neck. Police said the body of the woman, who they suspected was a prostitute, was found after her elderly husband had alerted police as he lost contact with her. All the money in her wallet was missing, and the flat had been ransacked. Police said they believed she was killed on Friday afternoon.

Myanmese student dies

The coroner is to investigate the death of a Myanmese woman, 44, who died suddenly at Prince of Wales Hospital on Friday after she had undergone a CT scan of her abdomen. The woman, understood to be a student at Chinese University, fell ill, vomited, had unstable blood pressure after the scan and lost consciousness, a hospital source said.

Man's body found on helipad

An Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department staffer found a man's body on a helipad in Shing Mun Lin Road in Tsuen Wan at 9am. Police were called and a suicide note was found.

Hill fire starts in Tsuen Wan

A hill fire broke out near the Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan at about 7pm yesterday, burning an area of about 2 sq km. Firefighters were still trying to put out the fire last night. The fire started a few hours after a blaze on Lantau Island was put out.

Split on home-return permits

About 52 per cent of respondents to a Democratic Party survey say Beijing should reinstate home-return permits to pan-democrats who have been banned from visiting the mainland. The survey of 1,176 people was held between March 11 and 14. Some 68 per cent said social harmony would be enhanced if pan-democrats were invited to Beijing.

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