Lamma ferry operator seeks fare increase Users of Lamma ferries could soon be paying up to HK$1.60 more each way. Operator Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry has applied for a fare increase to stem it's HK$27 million accumulated deficit. If approved, one-way weekday fares to Yung Shue Wan would rise from HK$11 to HK$12.60 for ordinary ferries and from HK$16 to HK$17.60 for fast ones. Worker in coma after 70 boxes of beer fall on him A delivery worker was in a coma after being buried beneath 70 boxes of bottled beer in Sha Tin yesterday. Police said the boxes fell on Chan Chun-tsuen, 47, from a forklift truck at a commercial building in On Ping Street, Sha Tin. He was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital. Mainland man held for assaulting cab driver Police arrested a mainland man for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver in Kwai Chung. The man, 29, and his sister, 33, flagged down the cab in Wan Chai and asked to be taken to Lai King Estate, Kwai Chung, at 4.30am. The driver, 43, told police the couple kept arguing during the journey and the man had punched him. He stopped the car and called the police. Driver crashes sports car into embankment A motorist was arrested for drink-driving after his HK$750,000 Maserati sports car hit a concrete embankment in the Tuen Mun-bound lane of the Tsing Long Highway near Ting Kau Bridge, Tsuen Wan, at 4.50am. But Cheung Wai-chiu, 28, was released when a retest showed his blood-alcohol level was within the legal limit. 14-year-old knocked down A teenager was in critical condition last night after being struck by a delivery van in Tsuen Wan. Siu Yick-chun, 14, was crossing Tsuen King Circuit at 11.35am when he was hit.