Three hurt in fall from platform in new tunnel
Three workers were injured in a fall from a three-metre platform in a drainage tunnel under construction in Tai Hang Road, Happy Valley yesterday. The workers were dismantling a tunnel-boring machine at the time. One of them suffered a broken leg while the others were treated for minor injuries at Ruttonjee Hospital. The three men are employees of the Drainage Services Department's contractor.
Private university sites granted for expansion
The Open University and Hang Seng Management College have been granted two sites for expansion by the government. The sites - in Cheung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, and at Siu Lek Yuen in Sha Tin - are among six earmarked for the development of private universities. The other four sites are in Fanling, Tseung Kwan O, Tai Wai and Wong Chuk Hang. Four institutions had applied for the two sites.
Mid-Levels death leap
A 57-year-old man died after he slashed his neck with a knife in front of his wife then jumped out of a window at their flat in Albany Road, Mid-Levels, at about 1.15am yesterday. Police said the man was in financial difficulty.
Girl suffers knife wounds
Police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of injuring his girlfriend with a knife in a Tip Ling House flat on the Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun at about 4.30am yesterday. She was treated for facial injuries at Tuen Mun Hospital.
Aberdeen boardwalk planned
The Tourism Commission has applied to the Legislative Council for HK$288 million to fund a project on the Aberdeen waterfront that includes a boardwalk and visitor information kiosks.