Ferry Crashes in Hong Kong, 85 Injured

Published on : Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ferry CrashesA high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an unidentified object in the water, and eighty-five people were injured. Of those hospitalised, three were still being treated for serious injuries.

The late night crash, on a popular tourist route, has further increased public concern over the safety of maritime transport in Hong Kong’s harbour, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

Passengers described being hurled out of their seats by the force of the collision. The injured were treated on the spot as well as taken to hospital by ambulances.

Fire officials said three fireboats were sent to search the scene, but failed to find any object in the water. City authorities are not able to give information on the nationalities of the injured. The route between Hong Kong and the gambling haven of Macau is popular with both international and domestic tourists – particularly from the Chinese mainland.

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