Woman arrested after window falls from height in Wan Chai

The exterior of Yau Kwong Building in Hennessy Road. Screenshot via Google Maps.
The exterior of Yau Kwong Building in Hennessy Road. Screenshot via Google Maps.

Police have arrested a woman in connection with a window that fell from a building onto a busy Hong Kong street yesterday afternoon.

Headline Daily reported that about 2pm, police received a report from passers-by that a window — about 40 by 90 centimeters with an aluminum frame — fell from a building on Hennessy Road near the Wan Chai wet market.

Photographs posted by the outlet show a police cordon around a broken frame, with shards littering the sidewalk. No one was injured.

A preliminary investigation found that the window had fallen from one of the units at the Yau Kwong Building, and a 56-year-old female resident has been arrested in connection with the case. Under Hong Kong law, allowing an object to fall from a height is a criminal offense punishable by a fine or up to six months in prison.

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時聞香港发布于 2019年5月15日周三

Police did not respond to Coconuts HK‘s inquiries as of press time.

In February, the authorities revealed that they have received 216 reports of windows falling from buildings aged 10 years or older since 2016.

The figure was revealed one month after a mainland tourist was killed by a window that fell from a hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui.

In April, two elderly women were injured after a window fell from a Sham Shui Po building and knocked one of them down.

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