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De-railed

A 23-year-old tram driver has been arrested after a double-decker tram he was driving toppled over this week, injuring 13 passengers. The incident occurred at about midnight, when a westbound tram heading for the Whitty Street Depot derailed and flipped over on Des Voeux Road Central, landing on its side between HSBC headquarters and the Court of Final Appeal. Lo, who has less than two years experience as a tram driver, told authorities that a double-decker bus had bumped into the side of his tram, causing it to lose balance. Although, there was also apparently passenger complaints about the speed at which the tram was travelling.

More on this story:

Hong Kong police investigate passenger complaint about speeding in tram accident – SCMP
14 hurt as tram flips over – The Standard

School’s Shame

The University of Hong Kong has launched an investigation into an apparent sexual assault alleged to have taken place on its campus. The incident was captured on a now-viral video showing a young man being pinned down by two other men, while a fourth man – wearing an HKU jumper – repeatedly placed his genitals on his face. Netizens speculated on social media that the assault had taken place at the university’s Simon K.Y. Lee Hall on Pok Fu Lam Road.

Privileged Underprivileged

As part of plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, the Government is sparing no expense with an eye-watering $640 million being spent. Topping the list of depressingly ironic activities to look forward to, officials from both the ­outgoing and incoming administrations will visit elderly citizens and underprivileged families.

Chu Can’t Touch This

Retired police superintendent Franklin Chu has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Occupy Hong Kong protesters with a baton during the 2014 protests. This is despite the fact that there is a widely circulated video of superintendent Franklin Chu assaulting Occupy Hong Kong protesters with a baton during the 2014 protests. Chu was arrested Monday, a mere 853 days after the incident took place.

 

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