Panel condemns magazine over gruesome report The Hong Kong Press Council yesterday condemned a Chinese-language weekly magazine, Easyfinder, for publishing in June a gruesome story about how a 13-year-old enjoyed abusing and killing dogs. The council, which received 22 complaints about the report from readers between June 9 and June 18, described the content as indecent and obscene. Technicians badly burned in plant room blaze Two technicians were admitted to hospital in serious condition after a fire broke out in the plant room where they were making repairs at 11.30am. Four men were making repairs in the ground-floor plant room at Block A of Yau Tong Industrial City in Yau Tong. They suffered facial and arm burns and were taken to the United Christian Hospital. The blaze was put out before emergency services arrived, but smoke was still pouring out from the plant room and firemen had to put on breathing gear to go into the room to investigate the cause of the fire. Hunt for thieves who torched getaway car Police were hunting for two suspected car thieves who apparently torched their getaway vehicle after evading arrest. Three men were seen by patrolling policemen trying to steal a car in Sung Wong Toi Road near the old Kai Tak airport about 4.30am. The officers caught one suspect but the other two escaped in a white Mercedes-Benz. About an hour later a white Mercedes was found torched along Route Twisk in the New Territories. Ward closed for probe A female orthopaedic ward in Tuen Mun Hospital has been shut after four patients showed symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting last week. The hospital said it was investigating the cause of the four women's illness. Mark Six Two tickets each won the first prize of $13,871,915 in the Super Weekend Snowball draw. The numbers were 14, 21, 23, 30, 33 and 37. The extra was 10. Two tickets each won second prize of $1,290,635. Third prize paid $35,295.