By Earnest Jones   |  02-10-2018   News
Photo credit: Credit - Twitter @ChinaDailyUSA

Asia’s financial centre got hit with its worst traffic accident since a 2003 bus accident that killed 21 people when a double-decker bus carrying mostly elderly Chinese people to a horse-racing event crashed in a Hong Kong suburb on Saturday evening, killing 19 people and injuring dozens more, authorities in the southern Chinese city said.

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According to local media, the bus tipped over whilst passengers admitted that the bus was very full and traveling at high speed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UPDATE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UPDATE</a> on Hong Kong bus accident:<br>- death toll rises to 19; 17 men and 2 women<br>- at least 60 injured<br>- cause of the accident remains unclear <a href="https://t.co/LkFFPBpvEL">pic.twitter.com/LkFFPBpvEL</a></p>&mdash; CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) <a href="https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial/status/962296051779608576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The unfortunate death toll included 16 men and three women.

47 others were transported to local hospitals, of whom 19 have life-threatening injuries.

Photos and videos published by local media or posted by users on Chinese social media site Weibo showed the gold-coloured bus lying on its side while emergency workers treat injured passengers nearby.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LATEST: 18 killed, 47 injured in Tai Po double-decker bus crash, as rescue operation continues <a href="https://t.co/UqziQ6Ypdg">https://t.co/UqziQ6Ypdg</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/breaking?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#breaking</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hongkong?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hongkong</a> <a href="https://t.co/Hm9W8tzy2y">pic.twitter.com/Hm9W8tzy2y</a></p>&mdash; Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/status/962314710103113729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 10, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The bus, operated by the Kowloon Motor Bus Co., had to be cut open for all passengers to be rescued. Images showed the bodies of dead passengers laid out on the ground, covered in white sheets.

Source:

https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/status/962314710103113729

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:( sad

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