Tourist injured in harbour fall during Hong Kong light show

The woman was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment after falling 5 metres from the observation deck at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenande

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 June, 2017, 11:52am
UPDATED : Sunday, 04 June, 2017, 11:52am

A tourist fell from the observation deck at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenande while watching the city’s light show on Saturday.

Police said a report was received at 8.05pm after the 64-year-old foreign woman fell from a podium 5 metres above the ground at a pier on Salisbury Road.

The woman, who injured her chest and lower body, was conscious when she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for treatment. Video footage showed the woman being fitted with a neck brace and given oxygen while being carried to an ambulance on a stretcher.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

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The injured woman was reported by local media to be a Japanese tourist. It was understood that she was watching “A Symphony of Lights”, a light and sound show involving more than 40 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour, before the fall.

The 13-minute light show runs at 8pm every day.