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Two held over Hong Kong acid attack

Arrests made over acid attack that injured six people in busy commerical district.

    Scores were injured last week when acid was thrown from a building at a popular tourist spot [AFP]

    The street is popular with tourists for its outdoor market and snack stalls.

    The people injured in the attack included nine tourists and a seven-year-old child.

    Previous arrest

    Police were initially reported to have arrested the alleged culprit in that attack, a Chinese man in his 30s, after they found him on the roof of a nearby building.

    But officials later clarified that the man was actually arrested for skipping a court date in an unrelated white-collar crime case.

    Since late 2008, there have been at least six acid attacks in several shopping districts across Hong Kong, leaving more than 100 people injured.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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