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Hong Kong police condemn rumors about "death" in incident on Aug. 31

2019-09-10 14:05

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HONG KONG, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong police on Tuesday strongly condemned the act of spreading malicious rumors about the incident occurring at the end of August.

Yu Hoi-kwan, senior superintendent of the Police Public Relations Branch, denied online rumors about "death" in the violent incident on Aug. 31 at a press conference.

The Mong Kok police station has not received any report and the police missing persons unit also has not received any report of missing persons in connection with the incident, Yu said, strongly condemning the rumor-spreading act aimed at "dividing society."

Yu said a total of 53 people were arrested at Prince Edward MTR station on the night of Aug. 31, including seven people who needed to be sent to hospitals for treatment.

In view of the great security threat posed by a large number of radical protesters blocking the roads and shouting near the station, the injured and paramedics were transferred to nearby Lai Chi Kok station on a special train arranged by the MTR, and then sent to two hospitals by ambulances, she said.

Andy Kung, senior manager of the Hospital Authority, said a total of 46 people were injured and sent to hospitals on Aug. 31, including 35 men and 11 women. All of them have been discharged from hospitals.
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