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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 65-year-old male person in custody at Tai Lam Correctional Institution died in a public hospital today (January 16).

     In October 2018, the person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of attempting to export unmanifested cargo. He suffered from diabetes mellitus and required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital. He was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort yesterday (January 15). During hospitalisation, his condition suddenly deteriorated. He was later diagnosed with multi-organ failure and was certified dead at 6.14pm today.

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

Ends/Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Issued at HKT 22:02