2nd April 2023 – (Hong Kong) Two pedestrians were injured this morning when debris fell from the exterior wall of a warehouse on Wing Hau Street in Kwai Chung. The incident occurred at 10.34am today, as the victims were passing by the building. Both individuals suffered injuries and were taken to the nearby Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.
According to witnesses, the falling debris was caused by shoddy construction on the warehouse’s exterior walls. The debris was estimated to be approximately 2 meters by 3 meters in size, and it shattered into numerous pieces upon hitting the ground. The incident occurred near Tsuen Wan Chinese Permanent Cemetery, where many people were visiting to pay their respects to their loved ones.
The two victims were identified as a man and a woman, both of whom were conscious and alert when the ambulance arrived. One victim suffered injuries to the waist, while the other sustained injuries to the leg.
The incident has prompted an investigation into the construction of the warehouse’s exterior walls. The authorities will examine the building to determine if there were any violations of construction regulations that may have led to the falling debris. The warehouse is located in a busy commercial area, and it is critical that buildings in the area are constructed to the highest safety standards.
After a large amount of debris from a collapsed concrete structure scattered on the road, police officers off the scene. After further investigation, a 53-year-old male supervisor surnamed Wong from the office of the warehouse management was arrested on suspicion of “allowing objects to fall from a height” and taken away for further investigation.