Workers remove trees that could pose a safety risk to residents at Ng Tung Chai village in Tai Po on Saturday. Photo: Jelly Tse
Workers remove trees that could pose a safety risk to residents at Ng Tung Chai village in Tai Po on Saturday. Photo: Jelly Tse

Hong Kong authorities warn of action against contractor after tree branch snaps and kills villager

  • Lands Department says contractor should have removed tree immediately after determining in August it had a high risk of collapsing
  • Source says 64-year-old man killed was among group of villagers trimming branches from six-metre-tall tree in Ng Tung Chai, Tai Po

Workers remove trees that could pose a safety risk to residents at Ng Tung Chai village in Tai Po on Saturday. Photo: Jelly Tse
Workers remove trees that could pose a safety risk to residents at Ng Tung Chai village in Tai Po on Saturday. Photo: Jelly Tse
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