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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:45 PM

Hong Kong ferry crash off Lamma Island kills 25

Source: BBC

Twenty-five people have died after a ferry collided with another boat off Hong Kong, officials say.

The ferry was carrying 121 passengers and three crew to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island.

By Tuesday morning, all but one had been pulled from the water. The rescue operation is continuing.

More than 40 injured people had been taken to hospitals on Hong Kong Island, some suffering from hypothermia.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19790977

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. Whoa, that's unheard of in HK

Multiple ferries running at all times. I'm inclined to blame the other boat. Doesn't matter for the victims, though.

Very sad.

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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:11 AM

2. 37 people now dead; 93 injured; 6 crew members arrested - 3 from each ferry

"They are being investigated for endangering people’s lives at sea."

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