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One dead and five injured as cyclone Kompasu hits Hong Kong

One dead and five injured as cyclone Kompasu hits Hong Kong

At least six people - four men and two women have been injured when cyclone Kompasu hits Hong Kong. Among them, one man has died, according to the Hospital Authority.
The Hospital Authority said the six have been injured during the typhoon period and received medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Department of public hospitals.

Among them, a 31-year-old man died in a traffic accident on Shek O Road yesterday.

Police said the man was driving a motorcycle at around 6.17pm yesterday along Shek O Road southbound, and reportedly lost control and hit a lamppost after ramming into a kerb near Shek O Beach.

Sustaining serious head injuries, the motorcyclist was rushed to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in an unconscious state and was certified dead at 7.40pm on the same day.

Meanwhile, the 1823 Government Call Centre has received 15 reports of fallen trees as at 6am today, while the Drainage Services Department has received seven confirmed flooding cases. No reports of landslide have been received so far.

The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 24 temporary shelters in various districts and 218 people have sought refuge at the shelters.

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