A man died and his lover slashed her wrist and throat after burning charcoal in a suspected suicide pact in a Kowloon City love hotel yesterday. Detectives are investigating how the woman, 34, managed to survive after the pair set alight charcoal to gas themselves in the Tai Tung Hotel on the second floor of the Prince Edward Road West building. The couple were discovered at 2.30pm after an employee called the room when they did not check out. The couple had checked into the hotel at 1am and they were scheduled to check out at 2pm. 'A woman answered the phone and told the employee that something had happened and asked the staff to call police,' a police spokesman said. 'She answered the door when the employee knocked. The staff found the man lying unconscious in the bed and the woman crying and in a semi-conscious state.' The man, 44, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. He had recently been injured in an industrial accident and was unmarried. Police said his lover was a waitress and married. She had cuts to her neck and left wrist and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 'Initial investigations showed that the woman broke a glass and used a fragment to cut her neck and wrist [when she woke up],' a police investigator said. A metal tray with burned charcoal was found under a cosmetic table. But no suicide notes were found and there was no sign of a fight or struggle. Police said it was not known why the pair attempted to commit suicide as the woman was still too unfit to be interviewed in hospital. Police had not filed charges against the woman.