Hong Kong Bus Crash: Full Story & Must-See Details

Hong Kong Bus Crash: Full Story & Must-See Details

At least 18 people were killed and dozens hurt when a packed double-decker bus overturned at speed in Hong Kong.

Eighteen people were killed and 60 others injured when the driver lost control and toppled over.

Images from the scene showed rescuers trying to reach passengers trapped inside the bus, which lay on its side with part of its roof torn off near the town of Tai Po in the northern New Territories.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club issued a statement in response to the accident saying the organization "is most saddened to learn that a public bus transporting passengers following today's race meeting was involved in an accident with numerous casualties reported".

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At least 37 people were sent to 12 hospitals across the city, and 19 were in serious condition.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, she said.

Rescue workers attempt to assist survivors of a double-decker bus crash in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday night.

"It was much faster than I normally felt in a bus". It was really chaotic on the bus.

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The injured have been rushed to hospitals, while the site of the accident has been cordoned off.

So said the driver was familiar with the route and had not been working overtime recently.

An executive surnamed So, with the Kowloon Motor Bus company that operated the bus, said HK$80,000 (S$13,700) in financial assistance would be paid to the families of each victim.

In July 2003, 21 people were killed when a double-decker fell off an elevated road after being hit by a lorry.

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