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Elderly couple found dead in Hong Kong flat ‘with burnt charcoal in living room’, sparking suicide investigation

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Source: SCMP/On.cc

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An elderly couple were found dead in a Hong Kong public housing flat on Monday, sparking a police investigation into whether a suicide pact was involved.

Emergency crews rushed to Tin Yan Estate, off Tin Shui Road in Tin Shui Wai, at 1.41pm after receiving a report from a security guard. The guard was alerted by the daughter of the deceased pair, who visited the 11th-floor flat of Yan Lok House at the estate at 1.30pm, but found no one answered the door.

“Firefighters broke into the flat and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside,” a police spokeswoman said. The man was 75 and his wife was 87. They had five grown children who had moved out of the flat, according to a police source.

The man had difficulty walking and was wheelchair-bound, while his wife had suffered from depression for about a decade. “The man was found unconscious in a wheelchair in the kitchen and his wife was found in the bedroom. They were certified dead at the scene,” the source said. He said officers found a tray of burnt charcoal in the living room but no suicide note. The flat was locked from the inside and police were investigating if it was a suicide pact. The pair were last seen at home when their son visited them around midday on Sunday.

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that is sad to hear. they probably encounter some kind of stress in their lives. they should've find someone to help them to relief the stress.

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