KCR train departs while screen doors still open A northbound KCR East Rail train started leaving Tsim Sha Tsui East station while the platform screen doors were still open at about 4.50pm yesterday. It was stopped after about two metres by the automatic safety system. The driver reported the incident and continued the journey once the doors were closed. Passengers were asked to leave the train at the next station, Hunghom, so it could be inspected. A KCRC spokesman said the malfunction was being investigated and apologised for the inconvenience to passengers. sewer worker fights for life after inhaling gas A 37-year-old man was fighting for his life in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital after apparently inhaling methane while working in a Tai Po sewer. He lost consciousness soon after he and a colleague descended into the sewer near Dai Fu Street, in Tai Po Industrial Estate, for a clean-up job at about 10.30am. His colleague also felt sick but climbed out. Four in court over 'crooked' card game Three men and a woman, all Filipino visitors aged from 36 to 59, accused of fleecing a Japanese tourist, entered no pleas on a charge of conspiracy to defraud at Kowloon City Court. Arrested on Wednesday in a raid in Mongkok, they allegedly swindled the tourist out of $13,000 and gold ornaments worth $50,600 in a card game. They were remanded in custody. vandals trash eatery A group of about 10 vandals destroyed furniture at a Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant at about 6am after being told it was not yet open for business. Witnesses said members of the group appeared to be drunk when they entered the Hart Avenue eatery and became angry. poon choi toll rises by 104 Another group of 104 people fell ill after eating poon choi bought from a Yuen Long food stall last Sunday, bringing the total number of people affected in the food-poisoning case to 378.