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  1. Death charge possible in speedboat tragedy

    Posted Aug 20th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A speedboat driver could be charged with manslaughter after his vessel was involved in a fatal accident in Clear Water Bay yesterday. Police said the tragedy happened shortly after 3pm when a 66-year-old man was swimming alone 400 metres off Clear Water Bay Second Beach. He was outside the shark protection net marked by buoys when a speedboat with four people ...

  2. 8 injured when bus, truck collide

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Eight people were injured yesterday when a bus collided with a truck seconds after leaving the terminus in Tin Wan. Citybus No 72 had left Wah Kwai Estate and was turning onto Tin Wan Praya Road at 9.30am when the accident happened. The Causeway Bay-bound bus tried to change lanes and overtake a stationary vehicle but crashed head-on into a truck travelling ...

  3. Taxi fares fair, says commissioner

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo The transport chief yesterday side-stepped questions of whether the government would legislate to prohibit passengers from demanding discounted taxi fares from drivers. Commissioner of Transport Robert Footman said: 'I think my simple message on this is there is a metre fare. Passengers should pay the metre fare. The metre fare was put in for a very good reason- ...

  4. Miracle escape as container crushes taxi

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Chester Yung and Felix Chan A taxi driver and his passenger miraculously survived after the back of the vehicle was crushed by a container that fell off a truck in Tsuen Wan yesterday morning. Police said the crash happened at about 7am as the driver of the truck exiting Tsuen Wan Road lost control at the Hoi Hing Road roundabout. The truck, carrying leather materials ...

  5. Children rescued from fire

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Residents of a Tuen Mun housing estate risked their lives yesterday to help rescue two children from their burning flat. The residents braved choking smoke to smash the windows of the locked flat and fight the fire with water from a fire hose on the 19th floor of Wu Tsui House, Wu King Estate. Witnesses said a girl, 10, and her seven-year-old brother were home alone and were ...

  6. Medic in coma after hiking fall

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A senior officer with the Auxiliary Medical Service was fighting for her life last night after a hiking accident during a leadership training exercise in Sai Kung. The 52-year-old victim, identified only by her surname Chow, and five colleagues were observers for five trainee leaders on the trip. Four experienced hiking trainers were also present. Service senior ...

  7. Breathalyser, sir? It's free...

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Not sure if you have had one drink too many? Police with breathalysers will offer free tests as part of a city-wide road safety campaign being launched today. Road safety teams will patrol bar areas, inviting drivers to test their alcohol level before they drive. Those over the legal limit will be cautioned not to drive. During the five-day campaign, police will also ...

  8. Falling window kills old woman

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan An elderly woman died in a freak accident yesterday after she was hit by a falling window in Yau Ma Tei. Police said the woman, 70, surnamed Chok, was walking along Nathan Road when she was struck by the window, still in its frame, outside Ping On Building at about 2.30pm. She suffered serious head injuries and was already in a coma when she arrived at Queen Elizabeth ...

  9. Marriage hits the skids a little early

    Posted Dec 05th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Married life does not always run smoothly, as one couple found out yesterday when their wedding car collided with a van just minutes after they tied the knot. The couple had just finished exchanging wedding vows in the registry office in Admiralty and their car was leaving for the reception when the collision happened in Cotton Tree Drive at about 12.40pm. ...

  10. 30th HK tsunami victim

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan One more Hong Kong resident has been confirmed to have died in the South Asian tsunami, more than five months after the tragedy. The death of the woman, whose name and age have not been released, brings to 30 the number of Hong Kong residents killed in the Boxing Day disaster. Thai authorities yesterday confirmed the victim's identity but did not say where her body ...




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