Two hurt in latest acid attack in Hong Kong
A father and his 8-year-old son were injured in the latest of a series of acid attacks in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, dpa reported.
The attack took place Friday night on a housing estate in the Tuen Mun area when a plastic bottle containing acid was thrown from a high-rise building, smashing and splashing the faces of the 51-year-old man and his son.
The two suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital.
Acid attacks have plagued Hong Kong in the past year, injuring 101 people, and have led to calls for more surveillance cameras on the streets of the city of 7 million people.
Six people were injured December 12, two of them seriously, when a bottle containing acid was thrown from a five-storey building onto a busy street in the shopping district of Causeway Bay.