Death Toll Rises To 38 In Hong Kong Ferry Crash

Tragic news.

The Guardian reports:

At least 36 people have been killed in a ferry collision in Hong Kong, prompting the territory’s chief executive to announce an inquiry into the incident.

The collision on Monday evening occurred off Lamma Island which lies three kilometres south-west of Hong Kong.

One of the ferries, owned by Hong Kong Electric, had 124 people on board as it carried them towards Hong Kong where they were due to watch the National Day fireworks in Victoria harbour.

A Hong Kong government release, via BNONews, says the death toll has now risen to 38.

According to CNN, waters were more crowded than usual due to the Hong Kong National Day headline.

Per the map, Lamma Island is a smaller island off of the main Hong Kong.

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An investigation is under way.

The images are stunning.

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Photo: AP

 

ferry crash

Photo: AP

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