Kwong Yuen Estate

In Brief

Three hurt in gas explosion

Wednesday, 9 September, 2009, 12:00am

180,000 flats to be rewired by 2014

More than 180,000 flats in 68 public housing estates will be rewired by 2014 in a HK$580 million project, a housing official said. Fourteen estates have already been rewired under the scheme, launched in 2005. Six estates - Choi Hung, Cheung Hong, Ma Tau Wai, Tai Hing, Lek Yuen and Pak Tin - are scheduled to be completed next year.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Restaurant worker suffers burns

A restaurant worker suffered burns to her hands when a fire spread from a gas stove in a Mongkok restaurant. The woman, 57, was injured when she apparently forgot to turn off the stove as she tried to disconnect a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder in the kitchen about 9am.

Woman falls to her death in Sha Tin

30 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Victim battles for life after being shot in head

A man, 41, was fighting for his life last night after he was shot in the head in Sha Tin.

22 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Tenant's incessant calls drive housing chiefs to court

A public housing resident is facing legal action to stop her 'harassing' the Housing Authority.

The authority has filed a writ with the High Court saying that since August Dy Wan Hun had made 'incessant telephone calls to pester and harass its staff'.

It is seeking damages, interest and costs for the nuisance it claims she has caused.

11 May 1999 - 12:00am

Body found

The body of a naked man with four stab wounds to the head was found in a flat in Kwong Yuen Estate, Sha Tin.

7 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Six-week-old baby crushed in family bed

A six-week-old baby was crushed to death while sleeping with his mother and two elder brothers in the same bed in Sha Tin.

The five-member Ng family, which could not afford to rent private housing, was staying at a relative's home in Kwong Yuen Estate. The baby was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital but was certified dead on arrival, police said.

30 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Gambling den

A 49-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for illegal bookmaking in a raid on a Sha Tin flat. Police seized betting slips with a face value of $400,000, a calculator, radio and telephone from the premises in Kwong Yuen Estate. The man was released on police bail.

11 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Suicide bid

A WOMAN, 38, and her daughter, 16, swallowed bleach in an attempted suicide in their flat in Kwong Yuen Estate, Sha Tin. The woman was treated and discharged from hospital while the daughter was in fair condition.

23 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Boy survives 4-floor fall

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy suffered leg injuries after falling four floors from a Sha Tin building yesterday.

Ho Ming-fai was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital and is in a stable condition. He told police he had lost his balance after climbing over the railings at Kapok House, Kwong Yuen Estate.

17 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Killing charge

A COUPLE from Kwong Yuen Estate, Sha Tin, will be charged today with the murder of a man in Shamshuipo on Saturday.

14 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Death plunge

AN outpatient at Castle Peak Hospital plunged 15 floors to her death in Kwong Yuen Estate, Tai Po. The middle-aged woman was found lying on the first-floor podium of Kar Pok House.

27 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Parking crackdown long overdue

I AM concerned about unauthorised parking at the entrance of car park No 1 of Kwong Yuen Estate, Sha Tin.

The road is narrow and one of the lanes is always blocked by some unauthorised parked vehicles.

Vans and lorries also park at the entrance to the market.

Vans making deliveries to the market park in the middle of the road.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

No silver medals for architects

THE Hongkong Institute of Architects has announced its annual awards for outstanding design for last year.

The jury felt that none of the schemes had exhibited the level of excellence required for the Award of the Silver Medal, although a number had shown competence in architectural design.

24 Feb 1993 - 12:00am