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Suicides in Hong Kong

Man found dead in Hong Kong hotel room with semi-conscious woman, in suspected suicide pact

  • Source says the pair had consumed alcohol and sleeping pills, and a will by the woman was found
  • Officers suspect the couple had been having an affair
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 20 December, 2018, 2:44pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 December, 2018, 4:50pm

A 62-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman were found collapsed in their hotel room in Hong Kong on Thursday in a suspected suicide pact.

Police said it seemed the couple had been having an affair.

Emergency services rushed to The Charterhouse on Wan Chai Road at about 10.50am after a hotel worker called police.

“The man was certified dead at the scene and the woman was found in a semi-conscious state in their hotel room,” a police spokesman said.

The woman was taken to nearby Ruttonjee Hospital for treatment.

A police source said it seemed the pair had been having an affair, and had drunk alcohol and taken sleeping pills.

“A will by the woman was found,” he said. “We believe it was a suicide pact.”

If you, or someone you know, are having suicidal thoughts, help is available. For Hong Kong, dial +852 2896 0000 for The Samaritans or +852 2382 0000 for Suicide Prevention Services. In the US, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on +1 800 273 8255. For a list of other nations’ helplines, see this page.