students evacuated in chemical scare About 200 students were evacuated to the school hall after a chemical spill in a laboratory at Munsang College in Tai On Street, Sai Wan Ho, yesterday. Firemen were sent to the school at 8am after a technician found a cabinet storing diluted formaldehyde had tipped over. The students were allowed to return to their classrooms about 10.30am. mainland bag thief nabbed near restaurant A smartly dressed mainland thief was arrested after stealing a bag from another mainland traveller in a Whampoa Garden restaurant. The victim and his mainland guide, 31, gave chase and intercepted the two-way permit holder near the restaurant. The bag was recovered. girl, EIGHT, CRIES wolf Police gave a verbal warning to a girl, eight, after she made a false report to police from her Shamshuipo home claiming she had been beaten by her tutor. An investigation revealed she made the report because she did not want to attend a session at a Nam Cheong Street tutorial centre. jobless man kills himself A long-term unemployed man, 30, hanged himself at a kiosk in Tin Hau Road, Tuen Mun. Police said he left a recording of his final words at the scene. public consultation The Urban Renewal Authority has begun a two-month consultation on the redevelopment of Mallory Street and Burrows Street in Wan Chai. It plans to partially tear down 10 pre-war residential blocks and redevelop the site as a mini-hub for the cultural and creative industries. scaffolder killed Ngan Yun-ping, 22, fell to his death while dismantling scaffolding outside a 16th-floor building in Village Road, Happy Valley.