Pro-democracy protesters block the Kowloon side entrance to the Cross Harbour Tunnel near the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, China. --EPA

HONG KONG: A 70-year-old Hong Kong man has died after he was hit by a brick during clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, a hospital said Friday, the second person to die in a week of worsening violence.

“The patient’s situation continuously deteriorated. He passed away” late on Thursday, a spokesperson for Hong Kong’s Prince of Wales hospital said in a statement. - AFP