Briefs, February 17, 2013
Woman's body sucked into ferry engine
A naked woman's body was found yesterday beneath a Cotai Water Jet ferry just off West Kowloon. A staff member on the catamaran called police at about 8am telling them a human leg was being sucked into the vessel's engine. A Fire Services Department diver searched for two hours before finding the woman's body. She was believed to have been aged 30 to 40.
Boy, 4, sparks alert on drug-resistant germ
The Centre for Health Protection yesterday called on the public to be vigilant against infection by a drug-resistant bacterium, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, after a four-year-old boy living in Tsuen Wan was confirmed to have caught it. He has recovered following a fever, cough and runny nose.
Treasury chief issues warning on property
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung warned that the property bubble may burst this year or next. The stronger the reliance on low interest rates, the bigger the risks, he said. He said expansion of the qualified domestic institutional investor scheme to allow individuals on the mainland to invest directly in Hong Kong was unlikely to happen until next year at the earliest.
Bamboo theatre proves HK$1m smash hit
The West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre closed after attracting about 100,000 visitors - and HK$1 million in revenue - over three weeks, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority chief executive Michael Lynch said. It compares to a total audience of just 14,000 for last year's week-long season. Next year's festival could now be extended to two months.
No one won first prize in last night's draw. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 30, 35, 37, and 38 and the extra number 18. The HK$1,529,360 second prize was won by half a ticket. Third prize paid HK$92,680.