Ex-election candidate sets himself ablaze Fu Yiu-wa, 47, a former executive committee member of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance, set fire to himself and died outside the Tsuen Wan district office of the Home Affairs Department on Castle Peak Road at 5.30am yesterday. A pedestrian called for help upon seeing the man on fire, but could not do anything else because no fire extinguisher was available. Fu was found dead at the scene. Police found nothing suspicious but a 'death note' accusing a Tsuen Wan district councillor and two named officials from the departments of home affairs and food and environmental hygiene. Fu was twice defeated in district council elections, in 1999 and 2003. The Progressive Alliance merged with the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong in 2005 to become the city's biggest political party, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Seventh patient in Siu Lam ward detected with influenza A male patient, 20, who lives in a ward for the severe mentally handicapped at Siu Lam Hospital in Castle Peak, was confirmed yesterday to be infected by the human influenza type A virus. He is receiving treatment under isolation and is in stable condition. The man is the seventh infected case to surface in the same ward since last Saturday. The other six patients, aged 28 to 57, are all in stable condition. Meanwhile, a 42-year-old man in a Tai Po Hospital psychiatric ward has exhibited symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. He is also receiving treatment under isolation and is in stable condition. A spokesman for the hospital said more than 10 patients had been ill with human metapneumovirus in the same ward recently. The virus may cause a mild respiratory tract infection. Both wards have suspended new admissions and restricted visitors. Architects take West Kowloon designs to Venice exhibition The three design models proposed for the West Kowloon Cultural District were showcased at the 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition on Friday. It is the first time that the master plan options, drawn up by renowned architects, were unveiled to a global audience. Britain's Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, Hong Kong's Rocco Yim Sen-kee of Rocco Design Architects and Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture presented to some 200 people their conceptual plans for the HK$21.6 billion, 42-hectare cultural hub project. The models were shown to Hongkongers earlier this month and the consultation runs until November 20. Body of cleaner found in landfill Police are investigating how the body of a cleaning man ended up in a landfill in Ta Kwu Ling. The 53-year-old was suspected to have fallen down a garbage chute from the 20th floor of Tai Yan House, of Tai Yuen Estate in Tai Po, and been taken by a rubbish vehicle to the dumping area. His boss had asked him to clear the blocked chute, but did not see him again and called the police. Officers found nothing suspicious and classified the case as an industrial accident. HK$2.1m of electrical goods seized Customs officials seized 82 cartons of electrical and electronic appliances in an anti-smuggling operation, the Customs and Excise Department said yesterday. Friday's haul in Sai Kung included 1,500 computer hard disks, 734 digital video cameras and 2,314 used mobile phones. Officials also seized a light goods vehicle and a private car. The total value of the products is about HK$2.1 million. No one was arrested.