Youngsters mourn runway death dad

Local | Charlotte Luo 14 Aug 2019

Children of a bulldozer driver who died in an accident at the airport's third runway construction site said they have lost the family's sole breadwinner.

Chung Ying-wah, 38, died on his third day working at the reclamation site, when the vehicle fell into the sea on Monday, and he was trapped in the cabin.

Family members went to Kwai Chung Public Mortuary yesterday to identify the body.

The eldest son, 15, broke down outside the mortuary saying he was lost about what to do next. The teenager has a 12-year-old brother and a four-year-old sister. "She's only four. She has no idea what happened," he said.

The family has lost the sole breadwinner as his mother is a housewife, the youngster said. His father also had to support his own parents.

The driver's sister, also in tears, said the company he worked for did not explain to them the cause of the accident.

"[They] just said they were investigating. [They] did not explain the accident. I don't know why it happened. I only know that my brother is dead," she said.

Chung was driving the bulldozer at the third runway reclamation site on Monday morning when it fell into the sea.

Divers took around 15 minutes to pull Chung out of the sea.

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