First death reported in Hong Kong protests

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The Hong Kong administration says, a 22-year-old university student died this morning, after sustaining injuries, while allegedly taking part in a pro-democracy protest.

This is the first death related to the protests that have rocked the territory for the past five months.

The man was found last Monday, on the third level of a parking facility in a residential district of the Kowloon Peninsula; the Hong Kong Police say, he might have accidentally fallen from the fourth level. The man was rushed to a hospital and treated, but did not regain consciousness.

At the time of the incident, the Police were reportedly using tear gas to disperse protesters from a nearby area.

The man’s death is expected to further fuel public anger at the administration and Police.

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