City Digest

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 14 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 4:31pm


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Two children hit by van in serious condition

Two 12-year-olds are in serious condition in hospital after being knocked down by a delivery van yesterday morning on Wang Hoi Road in Kowloon Bay. The driver, 21, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and released on bail. The injured boy and girl, who have just finished Primary Six at Bishop Paschang Catholic School, are being treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Trio face fraud charges over club applications

Jockey Club honorary voting member Stanley Lawrence Freedman, 83, and two others were charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption for alleged fraud relating to racing membership applications. Freedman faces two counts of conspiracy to defraud for allegedly conspiring with a club member and a voting member to defraud the club by falsely stating information in an application was true. Freedman will face Eastern Court today along with Tang Kang-chung, 49, on three counts of dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence, and Chan Wing-fai, 43, who faces one count of conspiracy to defraud.

Eighty escalators in HK are fatal Beijing model

There are 80 escalators in the city of the same model that caused one death and 13 injuries in Beijing last week, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said. Seventy-eight are at MTR stations, one is at a Fortress Hill footbridge and one at an underpass in Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Lam said all 80 have passed safety checks.

Owners to be prosecuted for fire safety breaches

The Buildings Department has acted on 73 fire safety code breaches in subdivided flats reported in the past three years, development secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told lawmakers. Ten property owners will be prosecuted while the rest will have illegal structures removed or are subject to follow-up action.

Probe into medication mix-up after death

A panel will look into the death of a woman heart patient, 73, at Prince of Wales Hospital who had five extra drugs mistakenly prescribed to her. She was admitted to the hospital on Friday with heart failure. A doctor found the next day the drugs had been administered. She died on Monday. An initial probe found a trainee doctor may have given her drugs intended for another patient.