In Brief

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 October, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 October, 2009, 12:00am

Man with swine flu falls into critical condition

A 51-year-old man with swine flu was in Yuen Long's Pok Oi Hospital in critical condition yesterday. The man, who has a history of chronic obstructive airway disease, went to the hospital on Sunday with shortness of breath. He became critically ill on Monday and was transferred to the high dependency unit. Tests confirmed he was infected with swine flu. He was receiving Tamiflu, antibiotics and ventilation support.

Meanwhile, Tseung Kwan O Pui Chi School is to suspend classes for seven days from today after 11 pupils developed symptoms of a flu-like illness. The pupils were in stable condition and none required admission to hospital.

Warning over slimming product after girl develops psychosis

The Department of Health warned the public not to use the slimming product 'Show Party' after a 17-year-old girl developed symptoms of acute psychosis. It said the product contained undeclared Western drug ingredients, phenolphthalein and sibutramine, which could cause serious side effects. The girl was admitted to United Christian Hospital on October 4 with emotional disturbance, paranoid ideas, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and self-harm behaviour after taking the product, which she had bought on the internet. Her mental state was still unstable.

Man held for misleading police

A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday for misleading police and conspiracy to deceive after claiming on Monday that three masked men had pulled him off a street in Mong Kok into a car, robbed him of HK$6,000 and dumped him in his underpants in a village in Sha Tin. Police said he made up the story and had cheated pawn shops in Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok with fake gold chains between October 5 and 12.

Pair arrested over drugs

Narcotics bureau police officers acting on a tip-off arrested a 31-year-old man and 20-year-old woman and seized HK$750,000 worth of an illegal drug, believed to be cannabis buds, when they raided a Kenswood Court flat in Tin Lung Road, Tin Shui Wai, at about 9pm on Monday. They seized 6kg of suspected cannabis buds inside the flat and 500 grams of the drug in a car parked outside.

Firemen put out blaze on hill

It took firemen more than two hours to douse a hill fire in Tin Shui Wai. The blaze broke out on a slope off Tin Ying Road at 10.40am and burned out a piece of land measuring 100 metres by 80 metres.

Mark Six

One ticket won the HK$5 million first prize. The numbers were 13, 15, 18, 36, 43 and 45. The extra number was 7. One ticket won HK$1,367,820 second prize. Third paid HK$44,480.