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Bus kills 3 and injurers 21 in Hong Kong

At least three people were killed on Friday night (Sep 22) after a public bus in Hong Kong mounted a pavement in one of the city’s busiest districts. The accident happened in Sham Shui Po district, at the junction of Yen Chow Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road.

Choi Wai Fung, director of the Mong Kok Fire Station, said firefighters arrived at the scene minutes later and found four passengers trapped on the upper deck and four people rolled under the bus. It took around 30 minutes to rescue all the injured out.

Three people were trapped under the double decker bus. A middle-aged woman was pronounced dead at the scene while two men, aged 48 and 60, died from their injuries in the hospital.

Witnesses said “there were people bleeding and running everywhere, including elderly and children,” “We were very scared ourselves. Some ran over there and tried to help pull (those trapped under the bus). They were conscious and some of them were crying.”

Photos online show an overhanging advertisement attached to a building that had pierced through the front window of the upper deck.

The 44-year-old bus driver has been arrested for dangerous driving, reported Apple Daily.

 

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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor