Parents urged to listen to lonely youngsters The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups yesterday urged parents to spend more time listening to their children after reporting that the number of calls from young people with emotional problems had risen. Among 49,545 callers in the past year, 4,793 had emotional problems, with 3,171 of them feeling lonely. The federation was also concerned about 151 calls last year from primary school pupils who were bored because they were at home alone, a four-fold rise from 2003. And one child was scared after watching a ghost-related TV programme and called the hotline and chatted with a counsellor until his parents arrived home. Downpours trigger First amber rainstorm warning The Observatory yesterday issued the first amber rainstorm warning of the year. Most areas had more than 30mm of rain, with 70mm in Yuen Long, Tung Chung and Chai Wan. A flood warning was issued for the northern New Territories, with floods reported in Discovery Bay and Shau Kei Wan. Two trees fell during on Lantau Island and in Yau Ma Tei, where a taxi was hit but no one was hurt. Both warnings were later cancelled. Barge man electrocuted A worker, 47, on a barge anchored off Kwai Chung was apparently electrocuted in an industrial accident. Two workers found the unconscious man about 11.50am. An initial investigation found he died from an electrical shock. Mark Six One ticket won the $10,132,970 first prize in last night's draw. The numbers were 7, 9, 10, 21, 39 and 49. The extra number was 41. Two tickets each won second prize of $652,305. Third prize paid $16,410.