An off-duty veteran police officer died in what appeared to be an accidental fall from his flat in government housing in northern Hong Kong on Monday.
Inspector Michael Yiu, 53, of the police public relations branch, fell from his 16th-floor flat at the Tsing Chung Koon Road Government Quarters in Tuen Mun just after 10.30am.
According to the force, Yiu was unconscious when he was taken to Tuen Mun Hospital, where he was later certified dead.
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A police source said a preliminary investigation indicated the fall was an accident.
“It is possible he fell from the building while handling plants on the balcony of his flat,” the source said.
Officers from the Tuen Mun police district are handling the case. A police spokesman said a post-mortem would be arranged, while the force’s welfare services group was assisting the family.
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