Son in court over wheelchair drowning A man who allegedly pushed his wheelchair-bound father, 84, into the sea off the Tsim Sha Tsui Public Pier last week appeared before Eastern Court on a charge of murder yesterday. No plea was taken from Yam Yuen-ming, 46, who was remanded in custody. He will appear at the same court on Friday to give police time to stage a reconstruction of the event. student commits suicide inhaling charcoal fumes An undergraduate at Baptist University died after inhaling excessive charcoal fumes at his home in North Point last night. His father returned to his Kin Wah Street flat at about 8pm and found his son, Chan To, 21, lying beside a pot of burnt charcoal. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Eastern Hospital. Police found a note to his parents in the premises which said he was unhappy. rainfall exceeds average September was wetter than usual, with the 394mm rainfall more than 30 per cent above the normal figure of 299.7mm, according to the Observatory. Total rainfall since the beginning of the year, at 1,843mm, was still about 8 per cent below the normal 2,007mm. pedestrian killed A man, 53, was killed when a truck reversed into him outside a petrol station in Mongkok. He was taken unconscious to hospital after being knocked down in Cheung Mong Road at 4am. He was declared dead soon after 11am. The driver was reversing into a parking space when the tragedy happened. man leaps to his death A businessman, 61, jumped 15 floors to his death from a building in Yip Fat Street, Aberdeen. His wife told police her husband had been unhappy because of an illness.