Date
24 October 2017
The man jumped from the eighth floor of the Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building. Photo: Google Maps
The man jumped from the eighth floor of the Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building. Photo: Google Maps

Man jumps to death from Yau Ma Tei car park; guard injured

A 47-year-old man plunged to his death from a multi-storey car park in Yau Ma Tei on Sunday night, injuring a female security guard who was walking on the ground, news website hk01.com reports.

The police received a report about a man who jumped off the Yau Ma Tei Carpark Building near Temple Street at about 9:35 p.m.

As police officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they saw the man lying on the ground with bone fractures, and a woman beside him who was unconscious with multiple injuries.

Both were sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where the man was later pronounced dead while the woman, who was in her 40s, regained consciousness after emergency treatment, Sing Tao Daily reported.

Initial investigation revealed that the man, surnamed Ng, climbed over the fence on the eighth floor of the building before jumping off.

He left a mobile phone and a purse but no suicide note was found.

Police found nothing suspicious about the incident, although investigation was continuing.

The injured woman was confirmed to be a security guard working at a nearby government office.

The street was sealed off until about 11 p.m.

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