Fish alert as toxic algae bloom
Fish farmers are on high alert after the reappearance of a bloom of toxic algae that killed millions of fish in March and April 1998, resulting in losses of about HK$300 million. The red tide at Silvermine Bay Beach on Lantau Island has been confirmed to be caused by Karenia digitata. The 100-square-metre bloom, spotted two days ago, had not dissipated although its concentration was decreasing, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.
Policemen injured in crashes
A policeman was injured when he crashed his motorbike on Boundary Street near Tai Hang Tung Road, Mong Kok, at 8.20am yesterday. He was treated at Kwong Wah Hospital. In a separate incident, a constable was injured when his van hit a barrier on a Fenwick Pier Street flyover in Wan Chai at 10am. He was treated at Queen Mary Hospital.
3 children hurt in bus crash
Nine kindergarten children were taken to Kwong Wah Hospital after their bus and a taxi collided at the junction of Waterloo and Pui Ching roads, Mong Kok, at about 1pm. Police said three had minor injuries and the others were unhurt.
No one won the first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 4, 12, 15, 16, 38 and 46. The extra number was 21. Three tickets each won second prize of HK$695,655. Third prize paid HK$49,250.