Bird found dead in Yuen Long village had H5 virus
Preliminary tests indicated a little egret found dead in Nam Sang Wai, a Yuen Long village popular with amateur photographers, was infected with the H5 bird flu virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. No abnormal deaths or illness had been found on the two poultry farms within three kilometres, which had been put under enhanced surveillance, it said.
Man held after father killed in drunken attack
A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of killing his 75-year-old father in his flat on Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate. Police said the attacker was drunk at the time. The victim had suffered a head wound and a foldable chair was believed to have been the lethal weapon. An autopsy would be carried out to confirm the cause of death.
Four arrested over burglary at Hung Hom flat
Police investigating a burglary in which HK$8,000 in cash and various items of jewellery were stolen from a flat in Whampoa Gardens, Hung Hom, arrested a 16-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man on Friday. Two more arrests were made yesterday, when police recovered watches, jewellery and burglary tools in a car.
Hundreds stuck at MTR station after breakdown
Five hundred MTR passengers had to abandon the train when it broke down at Kowloon Tong station. The MTR Corp said the problem was caused by an unstable signal reception and the train had been taken back to a depot for inspection.
Chief secretary meets Bo Xilai in Chongqing
Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung met Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai yesterday during his visit to the municipality. Bo is widely tipped for a Politburo position later this year.
Bigger boat hired for regular burials at sea
To boost the number of people scattering the ashes of loved ones at sea, the hygiene department has hired a bigger vessel, which can carry more than 200 people. Regular trips depart North Point at 9am on the first and third Saturdays of the month, sailing to burial grounds south of the West Lamma Channel or east of Tung Lung Chau.