HKUST president demands thorough probe into student's death

Local | 8 Nov 2019 7:08 pm

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology president, Wei Shyy, has today demanded a thorough and independent investigation into the death of student Chow Tsz-lok.

In a letter to university members, Shyy said they saw footage of ambulance being blocked by police cars and that ambulance officers needed to walk to the scene, causing a delay of 20 minutes in the rescue operation of Chow.

"We demand clarifications from all parties – especially from the police, regarding the cause of the delay in those most critical moments that might have saved a young life. We will be outraged if there is no acceptable explanation offered to us," he said.

"At the same time, let’s all stay calm while expressing our sorrow and showing support for Tsz-Lok’s family."

He also said the university has established a portal which will soon be launched for all HKUST community members to submit evidences related to the case and the collected information will be passed on to facilitate the independent investigation.

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