Swine flu kills two elderly patients, raising death toll to 14
Two elderly people died of swine flu yesterday, taking the number of fatalities since late December to 14. A woman, 72, died in Tuen Mun Hospital and a man, 84, in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There were two admissions to intensive care wards in public hospitals - a man, 56, and a 13-month-old girl - taking the number to 29.
Man loses HK$150,000 in bank
Police are looking for four people in a suspected pickpocket ring who stole HK$150,000 from a man in a Hang Seng Bank in Tseung Kwan O. The 26-year-old man was lining up to deposit the money from a company in the branch at Metro City when he bent down to help a person nearby who dropped some coins on the floor. When he straightened up he realised his money had gone. Police believed two men and two women, in their 40s to 50s were involved.
Pillion passenger fights for life
A 20-year-old pillion passenger was fighting for her life in Eastern Hospital after the motorcycle on which she was riding crashed in Shau Kei Wan Road. The motorcyclist, 32, was unhurt. Police said he passed a breathalyser test.