10-year-old SKH Tsing Yi Chu Yan Primary School student plunges 23 floors to his death

By staff writer, with additional reporting by Ben Pang

Police are investigating the circumstances behind a boy’s death after he fell from his 23rd floor home

By staff writer, with additional reporting by Ben Pang |

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The boy was found at Hang Yip Building in Cheung Hang Estate.

A 10-year-old boy has died after falling from his home in Tsing Yi on Monday night. Police are currently investigating the case.

A spokesperson for the Hong Kong police told Young Post that the boy fell from the 23rd floor, where he lived with his parents and grandmother.

The Primary Five pupil was found on the first-floor podium at Hang Yip Building in Cheung Hang Estate at about 6.40pm, while his grandmother was making dinner in the kitchen. His parents were not home at the time.

Police officers are still trying to determine whether or not the boy had committed suicide as they did not find a suicide note at the scene. The 55-year-old grandmother was later arrested on suspicion of child negligence.

The principal of the school that the boy had attended, SKH Tsing Yi Chu Yan Primary School, took the time to talk to Young Post today.

Tang Chi-pang said the student had not displayed any academic problems or mental health issues.

Tang said the school has set up a crisis management team, consisting of school counsellors, social workers and educational psychologists, who will take care of students who may have been affected by the tragedy.

“We are all very sad about the loss of our student. We will have a special lesson for his classmates to write condolence messages which we will collect and send to his family. We’ll also keep in touch with the student’s family and provide counselling services in the weeks to come,” said Tang.

In April, a 75-year-old woman was arrested for child negligence after her three-year-old grandson fell from the family’s four-storey Yau Tong flat.