At least 19 dead in bus crash in Hong Kong

Rescuers check beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong China Feb 10 2018. Reuters

On February 10, a double-decker bus that overturned in Hong Kong killing at least 19 people and injuring 65 in Hong Kong. The man was sober and didn't require medical treatment after the crash.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on risky driving charges as authorities in the city investigate the incident.

In 2003, 21 died in a horrific accident after a double-decker bus collided with a truck and fell off a bridge. It said the driver, who joined the company in 2014 and started working part-time a year ago, had had sufficient rest before beginning his shift.

The Kowloon Motor Bus Company said it would pay compensation to survivors and victims' families, but has not specifically responded to these allegations.

Most of the passengers were horse racing fans, as the bus was traveling on a special route for horse racing days. The top of the bus appeared to have been torn off, local media reported. It was really chaotic in the bus.

One injured passenger told the Oriental Daily it was like the driver was "intentionally using the bus to throw a tantrum".

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government is "deeply grieved" by the accident.

Multiple passengers interviewed by the TVB and Cable TV news channels said the bus was moving at a high rate of speed when the accident happened.

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



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