Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Dead, 65 Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash

A fireman at the scene of the bus crash in Hong Kong A fireman at the scene of the bus crash in Hong
Frederick Owens | 12 February, 2018, 02:42

Police in Hong Kong yesterday said they were investigating a bus accident that left 19 people dead and scores more injured, with the bus driver arrested for unsafe driving. The bus had been taking passengers from Sha Tin Racecourse to Tai Po.

Meanwhile in Java, a packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged off a hill after its brakes apparently failed.

In 2008, 18 people were killed in another bus crash.

In an updated toll in the early hours of Sunday morning the city's Hospital Authority said another victim had died, bringing the total to 19 fatalities.

He was not in need of any medical treatment after the crash and was be sober, he added.

Some of the injured told Apple Daily that the driver had been 10 minutes late and began driving faster after passengers complained.

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KMB expressed regret over the fatal accident.

The 30-year old male bus driver was arrested for risky driving causing death and unsafe driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Senior traffic superintendent Lee Chi-wai said that the driver is suspected of speeding down a slope and subsequently losing control of the bus.

Hong Kong's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, announced that the government would set up an independent committee to probe bus safety.

In 2003, 21 people died in a bus accident in Tuen Mun.

And last September, a Hong Kong bus driver who had worked 13-hour shifts for several days in a row crashed, killing three.

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