Body found in ruins of recycling plant after fire
The body of a man was found in the rubble of a recycling plant in Yuen Long yesterday after firemen fought a 10-hour battle to put out a blaze at the plant. A Fire Services Department spokesman said the victim, believed to be a South Asian man who went to the plant to visit friends on Sunday and slept there, was reported missing shortly after the fire broke out. Firemen were called to the single-storey tin-sheet structure in Wong Nai Tun Tsuen at 3.41am. More than 30 fire engines were sent, and a government helicopter was also called in to water-bomb the plant.
Boy dies in hospital after fall from seventh floor
A 10-year-old boy died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital last night after falling from a window of his seventh-floor flat in San Po Kong at about 2.30pm. Police are investigating whether it was an accident or suicide.
Case of scarlet fever triggers investigation
The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a severe case of scarlet fever involving a six-year-old boy, who was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on Saturday and transferred to intensive care on Sunday. The boy, now in stable condition, has not travelled recently.
Modelling agency owner guilty of indecent assault
Manzusaka Model (HK) owner Alvin Au, 46, pleaded guilty in the District Court to three counts of indecent assault involving a 21-year-old woman and two aged 18. The court heard that Au indecently assaulted the women when he met them for training sessions after work hours at his agency's Queen's Road Central office, when it was empty. The case was adjourned to June 27 and Au was remanded in custody.
Beaches closed since 2003 to reopen for swimming
Four of the city's seven most polluted beaches - Lido, Casam, Approach and Hoi Mei Wan - will reopen for swimming tomorrow after a big improvement in water quality. Three of the Tsuen Wan beaches have been closed since 2003 and Approach since the mid-1990s because of poor water quality. The other three beaches, Anglers', Gemini and Ting Kau, will reopen after improvement work on their facilities is completed.