red tide invasion forces another beach closure Another beach was closed yesterday because of red tide, caused by the algae that has struck three other areas in the past week. Turtle Cove Beach in Southern District was closed after three brownish patches of red tide, measuring 50 metres by 50 metres, were sighted, said a spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The algae, Trichodesmium erythraeum, which is seldom found in Hong Kong waters, can cause itching and burning. The other affected beaches are Shek O Beach, Tai Long Wan also in Shek O, and Po Pin Chau in Sai Kung. motorcyclist killed after losing control A man who bought his motorcycle only four days ago was killed when he rode into iron poles in Tsing Yi. Lo Man-fai, 22, lost control while travelling along Tsing Yi Road at 1am. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital where he was declared dead. In another accident, a goods van rammed into the back of a maintenance truck which was parked in the New Territories-bound lane of the Tsing Kwai Highway, near the entrance of Cheung Tsing Tunnel in Kwai Chung, at midnight. The van driver, 35, died after being freed by firemen. His passenger, 48, was in a satisfactory condition at Princess Margaret Hospital. $13,000 lost in bag snatch A man snatched a handbag containing $13,000, an MP3 player and a watch from the woman employee of a dessert shop in Mongkok. The theft took place when the woman, 47, was about to enter the shop in Fa Yuen Street at about 6.30am. No arrest has been made. man jumps to his death A man, 34, suffering from work-related stress jumped to his death from a flat in Cheung Sha Wan. He was found lying on the first-floor canopy of the high-rise block in Tsap Fai Street at 8.30am.