Police continued the search yesterday for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday, the seventh such case in the past five weeks.
The last time Angie Lai, a student at Pui Tak Canossian College, spoke to her parents was on her mobile phone while she was stuck in an afternoon traffic jam on a No 7 bus in Pok Fu Lam.
Joanna Lee, Angie's mother, told Young Post yesterday that the search was still ongoing. Lee has posted messages on Facebook asking for any information and help in finding her daughter. Angie is 1.5m tall with short hair, and she was wearing her school uniform, which is a blue dress, according to Facebook posts by her aunt, Jovi Lee. One post described Angie as quiet and obedient.
The college confirmed Angie is a student there and that they are co-operating with authorities.
Assistant executive director of Youth Outreach's crisis services, Florence Lin Wing-yan, asked parents to keep an eye out for unusual behaviour from their children, and establish good relationships with them. Youngsters are encouraged to seek help from counsellors when under pressure.
Young people might also want to stay vigilant when favours are offered by strangers, and to think twice about possible dangers that could ensue, Lin said.