In Brief

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 27 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 27 March, 2011, 12:00am

Manhunt under way after trio snatch HK$440,000

Police were hunting for two men suspected of robbing a man of HK$440,000 soon after he withdrew money from a bank. The victim, 26, was carrying the cash at about 10am yesterday in Prince Edward Road West when two men, aged between 20 and 30, snatched the money from him and drove away. Police later stopped a car in Kwun Tong and arrested the driver, 26, who was suspected of being connected with the robbery.

15 injured after three-car crash

A three-car accident outside Hung Ngok House, Choi Hung estate, in Wong Tai Sin injured 15 people in the evening. The injured, including two children, were treated at Queen Elizabeth and Kwong Wah hospitals. Police said alcohol was not a factor.

MTR defends fare rises

MTR Corporation chairman Dr Raymond Chien Kuo-fung defended the rail operator's plan to raise fares by 2.3 per cent in June, saying it struck a balance between its business interests and corporate social responsibility. Members of the League of Social Democrats threatened to block railway tracks in protest at the fare rises.

Breastfeeding benefits lauded

Breastfeeding is the safest and most reliable source of nutrition for babies, which the government should strongly promote amid the scare over a shortage of baby formula from Japan, according to Dr Patricia Ip Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association. Millie Leung Wong Pui-sheung of the Breastfeeding Mothers' Association said the government failed to step up public education on breastfeeding.

Cyclist killed in accident

A female cyclist, 56, was killed in a traffic accident involving a van and a car. The fatal accident happened on Kiu Hing Road in Yuen Long at about 7.30pm yesterday. The woman was sent to Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long but was certified dead half an hour later. Both drivers passed breathalyser tests.