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Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     ​A sick 69-year-old male person in custody at Tai Lam Correctional Institution died in a public hospital today (May 10).

     On April 30, he was convicted for the offence of possession of dutiable goods. Thereafter, he has all along received treatment in the institution hospital due to his heart disease, lung disease, hypertension and physical discomfort. Yesterday (May 9), he was sent to a public hospital due to shortness of breath. During hospitalisation, his condition suddenly deteriorated and he was certified dead at 8.12am today.

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

Ends/Friday, May 10, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:57