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Sick remand person in custody dies in public hospital
     A sick 64-year-old male remand person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre died in a public hospital today (May 6).

     The remand person in custody suffered from endocarditis and had a chronic drug abuse history. He required continuous medical care at the institution hospital. On May 5, he was sent to a public hospital for treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 12.02pm today.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner's Court.

     The person in custody was remanded for the offence of trafficking in a dangerous drug in May 2023.
Ends/Saturday, May 6, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:30
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