Woman dies from blood clot on cathay flight A Cathay Pacific flight was diverted to Sri Lanka yesterday to seek emergency medical help for a Japanese woman who was declared dead on arrival in hospital after suffering a blood clot, officials said. The woman, 36, was taken to a hospital near Sri Lanka's international airport where doctors pronounced her dead, coroner Basil Tissera said. He said an autopsy found the woman had suffered a blood clot in her lungs - pulmonary thrombo-embolism. The woman, identified by medical officials as Mihoko Goto, was travelling with her husband on flight CX 749 from Hong Kong to Johannesburg when she was taken ill. Doctors said they did not know the reason for the clot but could not rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Dubbed economy class syndrome, DVT is characterised by the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg. AFP surge in number of people filing for bankruptcy The number of Hong Kong people filing for bankruptcy last month surged 26 per cent from October to 1,126, the highest monthly total since March, the Official Receiver said. The receiver issued 869 bankruptcy orders last month, 13 per cent fewer than in October. This year, 11,000 petitions have been filed, a drop of 44 per cent from the same period last year. Estrada delays hk visit to attend poe's funeral Joseph Estrada, the jailed former Philippine president, has again postponed his trip to Hong Kong to undergo knee surgery at the Adventist Hospital and will now arrive late next week. He had been scheduled to arrive tomorrow, but wants to first attend the funeral on Wednesday of his friend and fellow actor Fernando Poe Jnr. Poe was the standard-bearer of the opposition faction led by the ousted president, but failed in his attempt to unseat Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in this year's presidential election.