Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

Woman dies after being hit by falling piece of concrete at Hong Kong public housing estate

Police believe palm-sized object had fallen from ninth-floor wall at 30-year-old building

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 September, 2018, 4:37pm
UPDATED : Friday, 21 September, 2018, 8:19am

A Hong Kong woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday, days after she was struck by a falling piece of concrete at a public housing estate.

The 56-year-old victim was declared dead at Queen Elizabeth Hospital at about 5pm, a government spokesman said.

She had been hit on the head by a palm-sized piece of concrete outside Tsui Hon House in Tsui Ping South Estate in Kwung Tong on September 13 as she was walking by with a domestic helper.

The woman, who lived in the building, was taken unconscious to the hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

Police believed the concrete had fallen from a wall on ninth floor of the 30-year-old building.

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