29-year-old man conducts suicide by burning charcoal at Chevalier Garden, Ma On Shan

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15th May 2022 – (Hong Kong) At 8.18pm last night (14th), a male resident surnamed Lai (29 years old) in a unit of Block 16, Chevalier Garden, Ma On Shan, was found by relatives and friends in a coma and he was found lying unconscious in the toilet at the above address. There was a plate of charcoal that had been extinguished next to him. He immediately called the police for help.

Paramedics confirmed that the victim was dead. Police seized a suicide note at the scene, and the cause of death is to be determined after an autopsy. It is understood that the victim had a record of emotional illness.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000.

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