A 68-year-old man died yesterday after attempting to walk up to his 21st floor office in Mong Kok as all four lifts were out of order.
The man, surnamed Hung, was last seen at around 1:45pm lying on his back and gasping for breath on the 15th floor of the Ho King Commercial Building in Fa Yuen Street.
Initially, Hung told a concerned office worker he felt fine, but then collapsed as he tried to stand up again, reports Ming Pao Daily, as translated by EJ Insight.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, the unconscious man was fitted with an oxygen mask. Medics performed chest massages and used a defibrillator in an attempt to resuscitate Hung as they carried him down one flight of stairs at a time.
Hung, who is believed to have a history of high blood pressure, was later pronounced dead at hospital, the SCMP reports.
All four of the building’s elevators reportedly needed repairing due to flooding back in 2013.
Hung was in the process of closing down his business on the 21st floor and decided to go back to his office to tidy up his belongings on Monday, his wife said.