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Hong Kong police

Elderly man dies after fight in Hong Kong housing estate

Police say he fell and hurt his head after dispute with another elderly man

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 March, 2018, 5:54pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 March, 2018, 10:08pm

An elderly man, 67, died in hospital on Wednesday night following a fight with another man on a public housing estate in Hong Kong.

Police were searching for the other man over the scuffle near the exit of the car park in Lek Yuen Estate on Lek Yuen Street, Sha Tin.

Police got the call shortly before 3.30pm.

“A passer-by called police saying he saw two men fighting each other and one of them fell to the floor and was bleeding from his head,” a police spokesman said, adding that no weapons were involved.

The man, surnamed Ng, was unconscious at the scene when officers arrived.

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He suffered head injuries and was in a coma when he was taken unconscious to the nearby Prince of Wales Hospital, where he later died.

The other man was also thought to be aged between 60 and 70. He fled before officers arrived.

At about 4.30pm, police were scouting the area, but arrested no one.

A police source said it seemed “the two old men bumped into each other on the street”, and that started the fight.

A 70-year-old man was arrested in Tai Po on Thursday during the police manhunt. He was detained.