Briefs, November 18, 2012
Passenger dies after collapsing on bus
A 66-year-old man collapsed on the lower deck of an 8P KMB bus heading to the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui early yesterday morning. He had head injuries and was rushed unconscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was certified dead.
HK$20,000 in 'cocaine and ketamine' seized
Police seized HK$20,000 worth of suspected ketamine and cocaine in a raid at 2am on an upstairs bar in a commercial building at 37 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Two male workers, 19 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. Four teenagers, three males and one female aged 16 to 17, were taken to the police station, so parents could pick them up.
Trio punch man and snatch HK$23,000
A 26-year-old Southeast Asian man was attacked and robbed of about HK$23,000 in cash by three other Southeast Asian men in Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po. The victim was approached close to an MTR station exit. When he refused to hand over money he was punched in the face and chest. The men ran off.
Class sizes to shrink; no teacher lay-offs
Education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim said no school would close and no teachers would be laid off in the next few years when secondary school admissions drop because of a dip in the birth rate. Ng reiterated that class sizes would drop by three or four pupils over the coming three years, to an average of 34 per class. School chiefs had demanded a reduction of up to six students.
Remand inmate's suicide bid thwarted
Prison officers stopped a remand prisoner committing suicide at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre. On a patrol of the cells at about 12.30am, the 36-year-old man was found attempting to hang himself with a bed sheet tied to the bars. He was taken to the centre's hospital and later sent to the Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre for assessment.
Half a ticket won last night's first prize of HK$8 million. The winning numbers were 7, 12, 24, 39, 43 and 48 and the extra number 30. One ticket won the HK$1,508,240 second prize. Third prize paid HK$87,430.