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Hong Kong Bus Accident: 5 Killed, 32 Injured in Crash

Bus Accident in Hong kong. Image : Wikimedia
Bus Accident in Hong kong. Image : Wikimedia

The collision on the island of Tsing Yi between a coach traveling to Hong Kong airport and a taxi resulted in the death of five people. 32 other victims were injured. Five people died and 32 were injured in an accident between a coach traveling to Hong Kong airport and a taxi, police said Friday.

The collision, which occurred on Tsing Yi Island, crushed the back half of the taxi and tore off part of the front of the bus, according to images published by local media.

One man and two women died on the spot and two others died in the hospital, the police said. The bus is usually a "tourist coach" but it was carrying workers to the airport, local media reports. Tsing Yi Island is linked by a highway to the neighboring island of Lantau, where Hong Kong International Airport is located.

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The wounded were cared for on the side of the road before being transported to four hospitals, according to local television channels.Many of the wounded are in serious condition, according to the South China Morning Post. One of the passengers said the bus, which was traveling fast, collided with a taxi parked at the edge of the road with its hazard warning lights on, according to the newspaper.

Hong Kong Bus Accident: 5 Killed, 32 Injured in Crash

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