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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

Families make scarves for elderly

At an event hosted by the Education Bureau today, around 360 parents and children made scarves for elderly citizens by stitching crochet squares together.


The squares used by participants in the “Positive Parent Campaign Activity Day & Prize Presentation Ceremony” were made during an earlier parent-child activity organised by the bureau, “Warm Stitches, Grateful Hearts.” More than 10,000 crochet squares were submitted by some 3,000 students and parents from over 90 schools.


During visits arranged by the bureau, the scarves will be sent to elderly people residing in Tung Wah Group of Hospitals care homes, or to senior citizens living alone.


Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin congratulated parents on creating happy memories through organised parent-child activities, and encouraged them to help their children thrive and shine by fostering a healthy and happy environment for their development. She added that the bureau will continue to promote positive parenting education.


At the ceremony, prizes were presented to award-winning schools, students and parents participating in the crochet activities and various parent-child games.

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