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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 June, 2008, 12:00am

Knife attack over food

The 60-year-old man and his son, 28, were attacked with a knife during a dispute over the quality of the food in their Yuen Long dessert shop at 2.30am yesterday. Both were in stable condition at Pok Oi Hospital. Police arrested two men, aged 27 and 28, at the scene and were hunting for two other men.

HK$4.8m to move trees

The government plans to spend HK$4.8 million this financial year moving trees affected by works projects. Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said in response to a legislator's question that trees would be either transplanted to a new site or held temporarily in another location before being replanted.

9,851 summonses for smoking

The number of summonses for breaching the smoking ban from January last year to this May was 9,851, with 6,687 issued by the Tobacco Control Office and 3,164 by the police. The ban covers some designated outdoor areas and all indoor public spaces, and offenders face a HK$1,500 fine.

Delivery truck hits man

A man surnamed Siu, 59, was fighting for his life in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after being hit by a delivery truck in Shansi Street, Hung Hom, at about 11am. Police said the driver, 30, passed a breathalyser test.

30 passengers flee burning bus

A bus driver, 53, evacuated 30 passengers from his double-decker when it started to smoke and burst into flames near Garden Rivera in Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, at 1.30am. Firemen doused the flames and no one was hurt. Separately, a driver, 47, escaped injury when his container truck caught fire on Cheung Tsing Bridge in Tsing Yi at about 1pm.

New bulbs to curb pollution

The Environment Bureau has switched to using lower-watt bulbs, turned off some lamps or adjusted the illumination angles at 40 government-owned sites that had faced complaints of light pollution, secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah said. He said that although two government slopes would be allowed to have advertisements on them, they would be muted so as glare would not affect drivers' eyesight.

Eight hurt as buses collide

Eight people were injured in a collision between a double-decker and minibus at the junction of Luen On and Wo Tai streets in Fanling just before 8am. The five males and three females, aged between 13 and 53, were treated for minor injuries at North District Hospital and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital. Separately, a cyclist hurt her head, arms and legs after her bicycle and a car collided in San Tam Road near Fairview Park in Yuen Long just before 9am. She was taken conscious to Pok Oi Hospital.

Legionnaires' disease probed

The Centre for Health Protection is investigating how a 63-year-old man contracted legionnaires' disease. The man, from Eastern District, was in critical condition at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. He had travelled outside the city during the incubation period. His family had no symptoms. It was the fourth case of legionnaires' disease this year.



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