hundreds affected as travel agency closes The travel plans of about 250 people were disrupted after an agency closed yesterday. Victoria International Travel, set up in 2001, informed the Travel Industry Council of its closure in the morning. It had a head office in Mong Kok and branches in Central, Tai Po and Tsuen Wan. About 250 people who had made payments totalling HK$600,000 for packages and air tickets were affected, according to the council's executive director, Joseph Tung Yao-chung. Customers can call the council's outbound traveller hotline on 2969 8188 to find out how they can be compensated. About 130 clients booked travel packages and about 120 customers bought air tickets from the travel agency, he said. girl, 9, found wandering alone in tsim sha tsui Police were last night searching for the parents or relatives of a girl after she was found wandering alone in Tsim Sha Tsui. The girl, aged about nine, is believed to be mentally handicapped and has communication problems. The girl was found at the junction of Haiphong Road and Canton Road at 8.10am. 'The girl is unhurt and can speak some Putonghua but she is unable to tell her identity or communicate with our officers,' a police spokesman said. She had no identity documents. The girl has short hair and is about 1.3 metres tall. She was wearing a pink jacket, a pair of beige trousers and black shoes. She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a check-up. Man, 46, dies in fire at estate in Aberdeen A 46-year-old man was burned to death after flames engulfed his home in Aberdeen. Police believe the man was unable to escape after the blaze broke out in the eighth-floor unit of Wah Cheong House, Wah Fu Estate, at about 10am. Firefighters found his charred body under a table in the living room after they broke into the unit and put out the blaze. Firemen handed the case to police after they failed to establish what caused the fire. information sought over fatal traffic accident Police are appealing for information on a traffic accident in Cheung Sha Wan that left an elderly man dead. The 76-year-old man was crossing Castle Peak Road when a car reversed into him at about 7pm on January 26. He was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where he died of serious head injuries at 11pm last Friday. Anyone with information should call police on 2773 5258 or 2773 5220. Legionnaire's death probe A Centre for Health Protection inquiry is under way into the second reported case of legionnaire's disease this year. The centre said a 66-year-old man who lived in Kowloon City developed shortness of breath and a cough on February 1 and was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on February 3. He died on Thursday.