Self-harm cases reported in Tsing Yi and Tai Po

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4th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Authorities received reports of two separate incidents involving individuals in Hong Kong. At 12.41pm today, a concerned citizen alerted the police after discovering a woman who had attempted self-harm by hanging herself in a restroom located at Tsing Yi Northeast Park, specifically at 10 Tam Kon Shan Road. Upon arrival, rescue personnel swiftly intervened, managing to release the victim from her predicament. However, she had already fallen into a state of unconsciousness. The woman was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for emergency medical treatment. The scene was cordoned off by authorities, although no suicide note was found. Investigators are currently working to ascertain the identity of the victim and determine the reasons behind her tragic decision.

At around 9pm yesterday, another distressing incident unfolded in Tai Po. A woman reported her husband missing, expressing deep concern for his welfare. Following her worries, she embarked on a search, which ultimately led her to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, situated on Lam Kam Road, approximately 500 meters away from an unnamed road. It was there that she discovered her husband unconscious inside a truck, which had a burning charcoal pot nearby.

Rescue personnel promptly arrived at the scene upon receiving the report. They expedited the transportation of the 38-year-old man, identified as Mr. Chan, to the emergency department of Prince of Wales Hospital in Tai Po for immediate medical assistance. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, it was confirmed that Mr. Chan had succumbed to his injuries. Authorities discovered a suicide note at the scene, although the exact cause of death is pending confirmation following a post-mortem examination. Sources indicate that Mr. Chan was employed as a truck driver and had been grappling with emotional distress in recent days. It is believed that he drove a seven-seater vehicle to the aforementioned location before boarding the company truck and proceeding with his tragic act of self-immolation.

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