Sisters charged with murder Appear in court Two daughters of an elderly man found dead in hospital last month appeared in Eastern Court yesterday. No plea was taken, and they have another court date on April 30. Yip Mei-ling, 41, and Yip Fung-mui, 57, both housewives, have been charged with murder. The sisters were arrested after their father, Yip Yung, 84, was found dead at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley on February 27. workers evacuated after plastics factory blaze About 90 workers were evacuated from a paper and plastics factory at Yuen Long Industrial Estate when one of the machines burst into flames. Firefighters and ambulances were sent to the four-storey factory in Fuk Hi Street when the fire broke out on the second floor at 8.30am. Firemen doused the flames in 30 minutes. Three workers, aged between 44 and 50, were treated for smoke inhalation. elderly woman rescued after being hit by wave An elderly woman was rescued by swimmers after she nearly drowned at Lido Beach, Tsuen Wan. The swimmer, 75, was hit by a wave at the beach off Castle Peak Road at 7.30am. She was pulled to the shore by other swimmers and taken to Yan Chai Hospital, where she was in a stable condition. mitsubishi fuso trucks escape recall None of the Mitsubishi Fuso heavy-duty trucks sold in Hong Kong will be affected by the recall announced on Wednesday, said Universal Cars, the franchised distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in the city. It said the recall concerned only Mitsubishi Fuso heavy-duty trucks in other countries. new judge appointed to court of first instance The judiciary has appointed Robert Ching Tang, SC, as a judge of the Court of First Instance. He is now a recorder in this court and will take up his new post next Friday. Mr Tang previously served as a deputy district judge as well as being a deputy judge of the High Court. ICAC to sponsor campaign The Independent Commission Against Corruption will sponsor projects to promote civic awareness and anti-corruption education. Schools and charities can apply for funding under the ICAC's Community Involvement Programme.