Death of 70-year-old man under investigation: Hong Kong police

Published on 15 Nov 2019 4:46:16 PM

A 70-year-old street cleaner, who videos on social media showed had been hit in the head by a brick thrown by "masked rioters", died on Thursday, authorities said.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department expressed profound sadness on Friday at the death of its worker and said it was providing assistance to his family.

Police said investigation on his death is ongoing as anti-government protests continued to grip part of Hong Kong.