毛孟靜揭紀錄與解釋不符 消防記招未能釋疑 Press Con Fails to Ease Doubt on Fire Services 31 Aug Records
警方8.31在港鐵太子站的行動，引發「打死人」質疑，立法會議員毛孟靜昨引述消防處控制中心對話紀錄，稱事件仍存疑點。消防仍指是點算錯誤，現場記者均未能釋疑。… Continue reading
Questions were raised whether people died during police actions at MTR Prince Edward Station on 31 August. Legislator Claudia Mo quoted a record of communications between Fire Services Control Centre and firemen on site on the night of the accident, saying that the incident remained unclear. Derek Chan, Deputy Chief Fire Officer (Headquarters), confirmed at the press conference this afternoon that the internal records of the Fire Services Department cited by Mo matched with the department’s record of the operation. But misinterpretation of the technical terms used can cause misunderstanding.
Chan admitted that the use of the MTR to transport the injured from Prince Edward Station to Lai Chi Kok Station and then to the hospital was “undesirable from the perspective of rescue”. However, considering the police risk assessment and other circumstances, it was the “best choice” at that time.
Mo questioned yesterday that when an ambulanceman handled an accident with a large number of injured persons, he should have a record card to record the injured person on the spot. She did not accept the Fire Department’s explanation of mistake counting of the number of injured people due to chaotic situation and the injured person had moved. Tsang Man-ha, Deputy Chief Ambulance Officer, said the first ambulance scene commander arrived at Exit B1 of Prince Edward Station at 11.30 pm on 31 August and then entered the platform. At that time, he wanted to go to the scene as soon as possible to assess the situation and report to the command centre to arrange resources, and did not bring the injury classification cards.
The Fire Services Department pointed out it was not ideal that additional firemen were only allowed to enter the station by the police 1 hour after the fire commander arrived at 11:30 pm and the police said that there were no casualties at the scene thus barring the firemen from entering. The briefing failed to dispel doubts about how the number of injured was changed from 10 to 7 people.