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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick male person in custody from Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution died in a public hospital today (April 11).

     The 48-year-old person in custody suffered from liver cancer and required regular follow-up and treatment in public hospital. He was sent to a public hospital for treatment on April 9 when his condition deteriorated. He was certified dead at 1.45pm today.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

     The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for an offence of trafficking in dangerous drugs.

Ends/Friday, April 11, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:35