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US News 18 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong

17:45  10 february  2018
17:45  10 february  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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It is believed three men and 25 women were killed in the crash © Reuters It is believed three men and 25 women were killed in the crash

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens injured after a bus toppled over in Hong Kong.

A police spokesman said three women and 15 men were killed in the accident.

The paper reports that 37 people were taken to 12 different hospitals and there are efforts to rescue two more people stuck on the bus.

The Hospital Authority said 19 people were in a serious condition.

The cause of the accident is not known.

The crash happened late Saturday night in Hong Kong © Sky News Screen Grab The crash happened late Saturday night in Hong Kong Early reports said the death toll stood at 19 but that has been revised down.

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Reuters reports the roof of the bus was cut off to rescue passengers.

According to the SCMP, one passenger said the bus was going "much faster" than usual.

The injured passenger told the paper: "It was much faster than I normally felt in a bus.

A policeman stands beside the crashed bus in Hong Kong © Reuters A policeman stands beside the crashed bus in Hong Kong "And then it was like the tyre slipped, and the bus turned. It was really chaotic in the bus. People fell on one another and got tossed from side to side."

Most of the victims were declared dead at the scene, and laid in white body bags along the side of the road.

A spokesman from the bus company, The Kowloon Motor Bus company, said HK$80,000 (£7,300) would be paid to each victim's family.

Photographs of the incident show the bus on its side with the roof torn off.

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Surveillance footage has emerged showing the heart-stopping moment when a double-decker tram toppled over in central Hong Kong . The driver of the tram, who is 23 years old, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Bus crash in Hong Kong © Getty Bus crash in Hong Kong The bus was travelling from Sha Tin race course. The fire brigade responded at 6.15pm.

The city's worst road traffic accident was in 2003, when a double decker bus collided with a truck and plunged from a bridge, killing 21 people.

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