Victims of Germany axe attack return to Hong Kong

University Hospital Wuerzburg

The hospital treating the four Hong Kong citizens who were injured in an axe attack in Germany on July 18 has confirmed that two of the patients have now returned to Hong Kong.

In a statement yesterday, a spokesperson for the University of Wuerzburg Hospital said that the two patients, understood to be 62-year-old Yau Sun-ping and his wife Wong Pui-king, 58, were discharged from hospital last week and returned to Hong Kong on Friday.

The couple's 27-year-old daughter, Tracy Yau Hiu-tung, and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Edmund Au Yeung Chi-kin, remain in hospital. The hospital said that the health condition of the patients has "generally significantly improved" but that they require "a longer period of convalescence and rehabilitation."

The family was attacked whilst travelling on a commuter train from Treuchtlingen to Wuerzburg in Bavaria. Their 17-year-old attacker was believed to have been influenced by the Islamic State. It is understood that the patients' injuries are no longer life-threatening and that they are receiving psychological as well as physical care.



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