Nepalese construction worker killed after unmanned truck rolls backwards

In a horrifying moment caught by security camera footage, a Nepalese construction worker was run over and killed by a truck yesterday after it began rolling backwards without anyone inside to apply the brakes. CCTV footage published by Apple Daily — which some readers may find distressing — shows Rai Prakash and his colleagues inside a newly-completed tunnel ...

Urban development

Buildings Department told to step up their game and remove dangerous signs quicker

Buildings Department told to step up their game and remove dangerous signs quicker

The Buildings Department (BD) has been urged to take swifter action when it comes to removing dangerous signboards hanging over the city’s streets, a call which could see more...

Carrie Lam claims she and Andy Lau were cyberbullied for supporting land reclamation

Carrie Lam claims she and Andy Lau were cyberbullied for supporting land reclamation

She’s a career bureaucrat who’s risen to become leader of Hong Kong, he’s a Cantopop star and one of the city’s most famous actors. But, guys, Carrie Lam and Andy Lau have...

Netizens question Andy Lau’s environmentally-friendly credentials after he voices support for land reclamation

Netizens question Andy Lau’s environmentally-friendly credentials after he voices support for land reclamation

Cantopop star and “unofficial chief executive of Hong Kong” Andy Lau has come under fire from netizens for supporting land reclamation, a stance in...

Failure to lubricate parts of lift’s braking system led to fatal accident: report

Failure to lubricate parts of lift’s braking system led to fatal accident: report

It was a terrible way to go and it appears it could have been avoided. The death of a 64-year-old woman in a horrific elevator accident in Sheung Shui earlier this year was caused...

Local residents stressed out by bright red billboard shining into their homes

Local residents stressed out by bright red billboard shining into their homes

In a scene straight out of Seinfeld, some residents of Kwai Chung are up in arms over a glaringly bright billboard that casts a harsh red light into their homes. District...

Boar Watch: Two injured in wild pig attacks near HKU

Boar Watch: Two injured in wild pig attacks near HKU

Hong Kong’s wild pig problem got a bit more hairy on Wednesday, after two people were attacked near the University of Hong Kong. A 39-year-old woman surnamed Chow was...

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

Whitfield Road has topped one political party’s annual list of the 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong...

Construction worker dies on the job after plunging seven stories

Construction worker dies on the job after plunging seven stories

A 53-year-old construction worker died after falling seven stories down an elevator shaft yesterday morning. The tragic accident occurred at a construction site on Middle Road...

Back to the Land: Why young Hongkongers are trading office life for the farm

Back to the Land: Why young Hongkongers are trading office life for the farm

Ling Yin Kung arrives at the Society of Indigenous Learning, a 30,000-square-foot community farm in Sheng Shui, at 9am most mornings to begin picking vegetables.


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