An Indonesian domestic worker was sent to hospital after being injured by a padlock which fell from a building in Quarry Bay on Hong Kong Island on Saturday.

At 11am, the woman was hit on the back of the head by a padlock as she was walking along Mount Parker Road in Quarry Bay to a wet market, Apple Daily reported.

The padlock fell from a nearby building, but it was unclear exactly where. Her head was covered in blood and she called her employer and reported the case to the police.

Paramedics arrived and dressed her wound before sending her to hospital for further treatment. Officers investigated but were unable to locate where did the lock had come from.

According to Hong Kong law, if anything drops or is allowed to fall from any building and injures any person in or near a public place, the person who drops that item or allows it to fall commits an offense and is liable to a fine of HK$10,000 (US$1,276) and imprisonment for six months.

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