A 53-year-old prisoner was found seriously vomiting by correctional staff in the Centre Hospital of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre (LCKRC) around 9.30pm yesterday (November 5).
First aid was immediately given by a medical officer and staff at the scene. The prisoner was then taken to Princess Margaret Hospital and was certified dead at 10.15pm. Records showed that he had a history of drug abuse.
The prisoner, surnamed Chung, was admitted to LCKRC on November 4 on a charge of possession of obscene article for publication. He was assessed by the Medical Officer and admitted into the Centre Hospital for medical observation.
The case has been reported to the police. An inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
Ends/Friday, November 6, 2009
Issued at HKT 11:03