City Digest September 18, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 September, 2012, 3:24am


Divers find missing snorkeller's body

The body of off-duty senior fireman So Ma-ki, 53, who went missing while snorkelling off Kung Chau on Sunday, was found by divers yesterday.

Families flee flats in early-morning blaze

Two girls aged 10 months and six were among five people treated for smoke inhalation after a restaurant exhaust duct burst into flames in San Po Kong.

Liberal Party picks acting chairman

Lawmaker Vincent Fang Kang was elected acting chairman of the Liberal Party. He will hold the post - vacated by Miriam Lau Kin-yee - until a new chairman is chosen in a month.

Elderly man loses allowance fight

The Court of First Instance rejected a challenge to the rule that those on old-age allowance cannot be absent from the city for more than 55 days a year. Lau Siu-hung argued people living on the mainland should not be punished when they use less government resources.

Police officer loses ammunition

A police officer lost six rounds of ammunition in a speed reloading system while on duty in Tsuen Wan yesterday. Police said if anyone found the device they should call 999 or 3661 1708, or contact any police station.