Two incidents of falling concrete injure three people
A large piece measuring about 4 meters by 20 centimeters fell from the 14th floor of a building on to the roof of a bus; a man in a nearby taxi was hurt
Three people were injured on Wednesday when concrete fell from old buildings in Hong Kong on two separate occasions. At 9:30am two girls, one 17 and the other 10 years old, were sent to Pok Oi Hospital after being struck by a piece of falling concrete in front of a food store on Tai Tong Road in Yuen Long, New Territories, Ta Kung Pao reported.
The girls had been heading to tutorial class when the concrete, measuring about 30 by 10 centimeters, broke away from a canopy and hit their feet and shoulders.
At 2pm the same day, when a Route 112 bus was traveling along busy Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tai, Kowloon, heading for Tsim Sha Tsui, a large piece of concrete, about 4 meters by 20 centimeters, fell from the 14th floor of Nathan Apartments on to the roof of the bus, HK01.com reported.
The bus roof was badly damaged but no one was injured.
The large piece of concrete broke up and a chunk of it hit a taxi nearby, smashing a window.
The taxi driver was unhurt, but a 55-year-old passenger who had been sitting in the back was cut by glass debris on his hands and eyes. He was sent to hospital for treatment.