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Forensic Pathology

Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

Hong Kong immigration officers talk to the press before travelling to Egypt to assist the families of the victims in the hot-air balloon accident. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s forensic experts will soon examine the bodies of nine Hong Kong tourists who died in a hot-air balloon accident earlier this week.

Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 6:55pm

In suspicious circumstances

Morgues don't usually inspire affection, but Dr Hau Kong-lung, the Department of Health's top forensic pathologist, is visibly proud of one of the more recent additions to the government's medical arsenal. And he has reason to be - the bright, airy and spotlessly clean Kwai Chung Public Mortuary is about the most pleasant temporary home a corpse could hope for.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

A matter of life and death

THE AMERICAN statesman Benjamin Franklin once said: 'In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.'

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Detective at work

Reading mystery novels helps provide clues to the future

YP: How did you get started as a forensic pathologist?

Beh: After graduating from medical school, I joined the Health Department and received specialised training in forensic pathology.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Australian experts quick to join the hunt for clues

Eight Australian police investigators arrived in Jakarta yesterday to help track down the perpetrators of the hotel blast.

The team, which flew from Canberra, included forensic experts, crime-scene examiners and bomb-data analysts. They were later joined by a civilian forensic pathologist and a mortuary manager from Perth in Western Australia.

7 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Parallel Lives

Dr Philip Beh, forensic pathologist Age: 40.

Career path: I was born in Penang, but went to school in Kuala Lumpur. I came here in 1976 to study medicine at the University of Hong Kong. I was the first doctor in our family, but my two younger brothers have now become doctors. I graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1981, then specialised in pathology.

18 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Hostage not killed by gunman, forensic tests indicate

THE bullets that killed a crippled Korean businessman were almost certainly not fired by the gunman during the Aberdeen shootout with police on Thursday, forensic examination of the wounds indicates.

18 Oct 1994 - 12:00am