62-year-old British man commits charcoal burning suicide at Discovery Bay

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Greenvale Village

2nd October 2023 – (Hong Kong) A 62-year-old British man was found deceased in a room at a unit in Greenvale Village 11 Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, prompting suspicions of charcoal burning suicide. The incident was reported by his girlfriend to the authorities at approximately 1pm today.

Upon receiving the report, rescue personnel arrived at the scene to investigate. Upon examination, it was confirmed that the man had passed away, with evidence of burnt charcoal found in the room. No suicide note was discovered at the scene. The case has been classified as a body discovery, and the exact cause of death will be determined pending further investigation and autopsy. It is worth noting that the deceased had a history of emotional illness.

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