In Brief

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 June, 2009, 12:00am

Disks worth HK$2.1m seized

Marine police seized HK$2.1 million worth of computer hard disks in an anti-smuggling operation in Sai Kung early yesterday. Six men were found loading goods from a delivery van onto two speedboats at Man Nin Street at 2am. When officers moved in, five of them escaped in two speedboats. The sixth man fled in the van. Police found the vehicle in Tak Lung Back Street nearby, but the suspect had fled on foot.

Three-month-old critically ill

A three-month-old boy was critically ill in hospital after being found unconscious at home in Eden Gardens on Lok Fung Path, Sha Tin, yesterday. The domestic helper called police at 9.52am. The infant was being treated at Prince of Wales Hospital.

8 hurt as school bus, taxi collide

Seven kindergarten pupils and a taxi driver were injured in a collision between a school bus and taxi at the junction of Cornwall Street and Beacon Hill Road in Kowloon Tong at 12.14pm. The five boys and two girls, aged between three and five, and the taxi driver, 61, were treated for minor injuries at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Two held for alleged drink-driving

Two alleged drink-drivers were arrested in separate traffic accidents in Sai Kung and Kwai Chung. A woman, 33, hit a road sign at the junction of Clear Water Bay and Fei Ngo Shan roads in Choi Hung at 12.30am. In the second accident, the driver lost control of the car and crashed into a 2-metre stretch of railings in Tsing Kwai Highway slip road outside Lai King Estate in Kwai Chung at 5.25am.

Van injures 42-year-old worker

A worker, 42, was hurt when a van hit him in Lung Yiu Street, Tuen Mun. He was moving goods from his vehicle when the accident happened at 10.17am. He was in stable condition in Tuen Mun Hospital.

Police issue 87 tickets in day

Police issued 87 fixed penalty tickets, 121 summonses and 160 verbal warnings to drivers and pedestrians in a Kowloon East regional traffic day on Tuesday. In the first five months of this year in the region, there were 755 traffic accidents with people injured.