A 57-year-old male inmate at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre (LCKRC) was found suddenly collapsed inside the institution hospital today (December 9) at about 9.30am. He was given immediate first aid and was subsequently sent to Princess Margaret Hospital where he was certified dead at 10.15am.
A spokesperson for the Correctional Services Department said the case has been reported to the Police. An inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.
The inmate was admitted to LCKRC on November 30 on a charge of possession of an obscene article for publication.
Ends/Friday, December 9, 2011
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