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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Education chief to visit Guangdong

Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin will depart on Wednesday for Dongguan, Guangzhou and Shenzhen to learn about the development of education there and the study life of Hong Kong students in the Mainland, the Education Bureau announced today.   She will meet representatives from the Department of Education of Guangdong Province and students studying in Mainland higher education institutions. She will also call on schools for Hong Kong children and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Guangzhou).   On Thursday and Friday, she will lead a delegation to visit the citizenship and social development study tour destinations in Guangzhou and Shenzhen to prepare for the study tours to be launched next month.   Members of the delegation include Permanent Secretary for Education Michelle Li, Deputy Secretary for Education Teresa Chan and more than 20 representatives from the education sector.   Ms Choi will return to Hong Kong on Friday evening. During her absence, Under Secretary for Education Sze Chun-fai will be Acting Secretary for Education.
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