In Brief

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 February, 2009, 12:00am

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash on the Shau Kei Wan section of the Island Eastern Corridor last night. The 45-year-old man was heading west when a car hit him near an exit at A Kung Ngam Road at 8.50pm. He was taken to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, where he was declared dead. Three vehicles following the car failed to stop in time and crashed head-to-tail. No one was injured.

Dead bird leads to pool closure

An outdoor heated swimming pool in Sham Shui Po Park was closed for three hours yesterday after a dead bird was found in the water. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the carcass was found at about midday. The pool was immediately closed for cleaning and reopened at 3pm. The bird is being tested to see if it had avian influenza.

Arrest over robbery attempt

A man, 59, was arrested for trying to rob a Jockey Club betting branch in Sham Shui Po on Wednesday. The man, armed with a knife and two bottles of an unknown liquid, told a member of staff to give him money. Four workers were slightly injured in a scuffle with the man.

Van driver injured in crash

The driver of a van was slightly hurt when he failed to break in time and ran into two trucks in front of him on Tai Po Road when they stopped at a traffic light.

Mark Six

Nine tickets each won HK$555,555 first prize last night. The numbers were 6, 9, 16, 26, 29 and 36. The extra number was 8. Twenty-seven tickets each won second prize of HK$19,200. Third paid HK$9,600.