Scores injured in Hong Kong ferry accident



    Scores injured in Hong Kong ferry accident

    Oct.26, Lantau: At least 124 people were injured when a high-speed ferry with 174 passengers and crew on board travelling to Hong Kong from Macau hit an object in the water, officials have said.

    Many of the passengers has injuries to limbs and faces.

    The ferry lost power close to Lantau island, at about 18:00 local time and began taking on water.

    Marine police boats were sent to rescue the passengers, some passengers waited on board to be rescued for several hours, local media reported.

    According to local news reports, five people were still in a critical condition on Monday morning.

    Hong Kong has one of the busiest waterways in the world, with the Macau route one of the most popular. Safety standards are high but there have been several serious accidents in recent years.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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