City Digest, November 5, 2012

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 November, 2012, 5:45am

Police probe death of HK couple in Okinawa

Japanese police are investigating the death of a Hong Kong couple whose bodies were found in a hotel in Kunigami district, Okinawa. Burned charcoal in a stove was found in the room on Saturday, Xinhua said. The keyhole and gaps in the door were sealed with tape, it said. The Chinese consulate in Fukuoka and Hong Kong's Immigration Department assisted the police. The family will fly to Okinawa tomorrow.


Minister keeps eye on commercial property

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah would consider measures to cool the commercial property market if necessary to prevent a bubble that could harm the economy, he said yesterday in an article posted on his official blog. He also defended the special stamp duty imposed to check housing prices.


Seven hurt as bus hits parked truck

Seven Department of Health workers were slightly injured when their bus hit a parked container truck on Pak Wo Road, Sheung Shui at about 6am. The driver, who was among the injured, passed a breath test.


Workers fell unstable Chinese banyan

A 16-metre Chinese banyan near the junction of Garden Road and Kennedy Road, Central, was cut down after government tree experts determined it was in danger of collapsing.