An arborist trimming the India rubber tree involved in the accident. Photo: Winson Wong

Tragedy of Indonesian domestic helper in Hong Kong killed by decaying branch highlights poor tree management, experts say

Improper pruning and overall lack of resources as well as absence of licensing system in city make quality control difficult, they argue

Topic |   Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

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An arborist trimming the India rubber tree involved in the accident. Photo: Winson Wong
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Shirley Zhao

Shirley Zhao

Shirley joined the Post in 2013 after reporting from China for a Hong Kong-based magazine. She has covered education, and now focuses on housing, land and planning.

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.

Olga Wong

Olga Wong

Olga Wong has focused on covering the environment, housing, urban planning and the ageing population at the Post since 2007. Her award-winning stories exposed loopholes in the Small House Policy and developers' unscrupulous sales tactics. She also worked at Ming Pao and was awarded the Best Young Reporter by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong in 2001.

Zoe Law

Zoe Law

Zoe was a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She is a journalism student from the University of Hong Kong, with a second major in global studies.