At least 19 dead in bus crash in Hong Kong

19 Killed, Dozens Injured in Hong Kong Bus Crash

Bus crashes leave at least 46 people dead in Hong Kong, Indonesia

The driver of a double-decker bus that overturned in Hong Kong killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 60 was arrested on Saturday evening for risky driving, police said.

It appeared to have slid on its side and hit a lamppost which smashed into the upper decks of the vehicle.

So also said KMB also will investigate the crash. Ten were listed in critical condition and 15 serious.

The driver was suspected of being over the speed limit as he went down a slope and lost control, senior traffic superintendent Lee Chi Wai told reporters.

He was not in need of any medical treatment after the crash and was be sober, he added.

Local media reports said the bus tipped over on Saturday night and quoted passengers as saying it was full and travelling very fast.

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Most of the passengers were horse racing fans, as the bus was traveling on a special route for horse racing days. "He then started to drive the bus like he was flying a plane". It was really chaotic in the bus.

Rescue workers were seen attempting to cut open the roof of the bus in order to reach the desperate and trapped survivors inside - as well as the bodies of those who had tragically been killed. He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours.

HKSAR Chief Executive Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will visit the injured in Prince of Wales Hospital.

A press release from Hong Kong authorities today revealed that 18 perished at the scene of the accident.

He said the franchise bus company would pay $10,000 to each injured person and family of the deceased.

The firm said the driver was involved in a careless driving incident in 2014 in which one passenger was injured, the online edition of South China Morning Post (SCMP) said.

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