Five flood re­ports in rain­storm

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION | DIGEST -

The Drainage Ser­vices Depart­ment re­ceived five re­ports of flood­ing in Tai Po and three in Ta Kwu Ling dur­ing the rain­storm on Fri­day morn­ing. A fam­ily of eight was res­cued by fire­men from their flooded house in Lee Uk Vil­lage, Tai Po. Vil­lagers in Sha Po Tsai Vil­lage, Tai Po, had to wade knee-deep in wa­ter at one point and were evac­u­ated to the Tai Po Mar­ket MTR sta­tion. Farm­ers in Yin Kong Tsuen in Kwu Tung, Sheng Shui, said flood­ing caused some HK$70,000 to HK$80,000 in losses. The Hong Kong Ob­ser­va­tory is­sued two am­ber rain­storm warn­ings at 3:40 am and 7:50 am. More than 50 mm of rain­fall were recorded in mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions in the New Ter­ri­to­ries and on Hong Kong Is­land, with 150 mm in Tai Po. flights were in­jured when the planes were caught in un­ex­pected tur­bu­lence on Fri­day morn­ing. Both planes landed safely. Six were in­jured on the Hong Kong Air­lines flight HX762 from Phuket, Thai­land. A pas­sen­ger said the se­vere tur­bu­lence lasted longer than one minute and a flight at­ten­dant went air­borne be­fore hit­ting the floor. Thirty were in­jured on Thai Air­ways flight TG600 from Bangkok. An in­jured pas­sen­ger said the tur­bu­lence was shorter than 5 sec­onds but tossed many out of seats. ac­count of her in­juries. Also, the ev­i­dence by a se­cu­rity guard cor­rob­o­rated her story that she had to wear chil­dren’s clothes. But the de­fense coun­sel said the maid’s al­le­ga­tion was ab­surd, point­ing out that Pus­pi­tasari — strong, able to speak English and hav­ing work ex­pe­ri­ence — had many op­por­tu­ni­ties to es­cape when shop­ping with her em­ployer twice a month. The case was ad­journed to Sept 18. Depart­ment as stip­u­lated by law. The ice-cream has since been dis­posed of. The CFS has found no sim­i­larly af­fected prod­ucts avail­able for sale dur­ing its fol­low-up in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Co­l­iform or­gan­isms ex­ceed­ing a le­gal limit in­di­cate un­sat­is­fac­tory hy­gienic con­di­tions, but do not mean it would lead to food poi­son­ing, a CFS spokesper­son said.

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