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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 14 December, 2010, 12:00am

Suicide jumper falls onto pedestrian below

An elderly pedestrian was treated for multiple injuries after being hit by a man who jumped to his death from a public housing block in Wong Tai Sin yesterday. The 68-year-old man was on a footpath outside Lung Chi House on the Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate when the incident happened at about 1pm. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 59-year-old who jumped from the window of his flat was certified dead at the scene.

Shots urged for high-risk groups ahead of flu season

Nine high-risk groups have been urged by the Centre for Health Protection to get vaccinations ahead of the flu season from next month to March. They include elderly people in residential-care homes, long-stay residents in institutions for the disabled, people with chronic illnesses and children between six months and six years old. Free seasonal-flu vaccines are provided for certain target groups at public clinics and hospitals.

Worker tackling snake dies

A Social Welfare Department employee died in hospital after collapsing while trying to help a colleague beat a snake in bushes at a youth hostel in Sai Kung Country Park. Police said there was no indication that the 44-year-old man had been bitten by the snake.

Mass media employment up 15pc

The number of people employed by the mass media has risen by 4,000, or 15 per cent, over the past two years, according to the Vocational Training Council. The number of digital or new-media workers has grown the most - 67 per cent - among the city's 32,000 media workers. The council surveyed 1,050 media organisations.

Restaurants robbed after hours

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in which HK$170,000 was stolen from the cash registers of three restaurants in Ka Wing Street, Yau Tong. The thefts were discovered when staff arrived for work at 5.15am and found the security gates prised open.

Phoney website imitates bank's

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority issued a warning over a fraudulent financial website,, which looks similar to the website of E.Sun Commercial Bank.

Domestic helper held for theft

Police arrested a domestic helper on suspicion of stealing HK$20,000 in cash and jewellery from her employer in Tanner Garden, North Point.

Unidentified body found

Police are trying to establish the identity of a woman whose body was found floating in the sea off a public ferry pier in Sai Kung at about 9.45am.

Pet dog dies in fall from high-rise

A pet dog died after falling out of a 27th-floor apartment window in King's Road, North Point, yesterday afternoon.


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