Hong Kong’s police have confirmed a man wearing black died after falling from height in Kwai Chung. The circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear.
A police spokesperson told HKFP that the unidentified man, aged around 30, was found unconscious on Kwai Fuk Road near Wing Kei Road at 10:32pm on Wednesday. He was sent to Yan Chai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The spokesperson said that no suicide note was found at the scene and police believed the man fell from a nearby building.
Police do not consider the case suspicious and the cause of death is being investigated, they added.
Images circulating online appeared to show the man lying in a pool of blood with visible injuries on his arms and fists. He was wearing a black short-sleeved T-shirt and a pair of black pants.
A witness told Apple Daily that she saw the man fall from height while driving by the area. She said the man broke both of his arms and lost consciousness afterwards.
Local media reported that the incident took place outside Kerry Cargo Center building. An Apple Daily reporter found that one of the fire staircases in the building was unlocked and there were no CCTV cameras along the route.
The man’s death came shortly after 22-year-old student Alex Chow Tsz-lok fell one storey in a Tseung Kwan O carpark near a police clearance operation of a protest. The circumstances around his fall remain unclear. Chow succumbed to his injuries last Friday, prompting an outpouring of public grief. His death marked the first student fatality in Hong Kong’s 24 weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations.