29 January 2010
An apartment block which passed inspections in 2004 collapsed today with little warning, killing at least a woman and injuring others. 4 residents are missing.
This tragedy puts the Sha Tin-Central MTR line and Hong Kong High Speed Rail projects, both of which go underground delicate aging residential blocks, into spotlight.
Retweets of the following message by Charles Mok dominated the #stopxrl and #hk5 tags in twitter:
charlesmok: 好天冇地震竟然塌樓！這是起英趕美建最貴高鐵的香港！回歸十二年特區政府只保功能組別，只顧商界揾銀，不顧基層，好大喜功卻不理舊樓，終於搞出人命。今日土瓜灣，明天全香港！為公義你知點做！ #stopxrl #tkwcollapse #hk5
P.S. Photo by Twitter CHANVINCI:
Ironically, SAR Internal Security Minister Lee Shiu Kwong was caught on camera with a smirk (on the left-hand side of the image, behind Bowtie Tsang).