Woman knocked unconscious by falling stone in Kwun Tong housing estate

Screengrab via YouTube.
Screengrab via YouTube.

A 56-year-old woman was yesterday hit by a concrete block which fell from the ninth or tenth floor of a building, a blow which knocked her unconscious and left her in a critical condition.

Police are investigating the circumstances behind the case, which occurred at the Tsui Ping South housing estate on Tsui Ping Road in Kwun Tong.

According to HK01, officers were called to the scene after 3pm following reports the woman, surnamed Wong, had been struck while walking around the estate.

An ambulance arrived at the scene shortly afterwards, and Wong was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in a critical condition, Ming Pao reports.

Wong was returning home from a shopping trip with a domestic worker when a stone fell from one of the tower blocks.

The concrete block, reported to be about 40 by 10 centimeters, broke into three pieces after it landed on the ground.

It fell from the outer wall of the 9th to 10th floor of one of the apartment blocks.

Video posted online, which some readers may find distressing, show an unconscious Wong being held by her domestic worker as passers-by reassure her that they have called emergency services.

One of the residents, a male security surnamed Cheung, told reporters gathered at the estate that he lived in the area for 30 years, and that small objects like batteries do occasionally fall from windows, but there was never anything as serious as this.

He said that when he heard what happened to Wong, he rushed to the scene. He noted that she was still breathing as they waited for paramedics.

Police cordoned off the area shortly after receiving the emergency call, and the domestic worker is believed to be assisting the officers with their investigation.

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