Old man kills himself by jumping onto rail track at Mong Kok East station
A 74-year-old man committed suicide by jumping onto the rail track at Mong Kok East MTR station on Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at the scene and police later found a suicide note at his home.
Train services of East Rail Line which were suspended for about an hour resumed at around 9am.
The incident took place around 8am this morning when the Sheung Shui-bound train was entering the platform at Mong Kok East station. The train captain saw the old man jumped onto the the rail track and immediately applied the brakes.
Other staff members at the station then reported to police, who later arrived alongside medics. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation by officers is underway. According to the security footage, the man jumped onto the rail track on his own. Officers later searched the man's home and found a suicide note. The case was listed as suicide.
During that period the train services of the East Rail Line between Hung Hom and Kowloon Tong stations were suspended.
The matter was taken care of at 9.15am and the train services of the East Rail Line gradually resumed.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or you know someone who is, help is available.
24 hours suicide prevention hotlines:
- The Samaritan Befrienders HK: 2389 2222
- Hospital Authority Mental Health Direct: 2466 7350
- The Samaritans: 2896 0000
- Suicide Prevention Services: 2382 0000
- CEASE Crisis Centre of Tung Wah Groups of Hospitals: 18281