Bus crash in Hong Kong kills 18, injures dozens extra

Bus crash in Hong Kong kills 18, injures dozens extra

Bus crash in Hong Kong kills 18, injures dozens extra

The Chinese central government sent a letter expressing condolence and sympathy to the families of victims of a bus crash killed 19 and injured dozens more in Hong Kong Saturday.

The driver of the bus was arrested on Saturday evening for unsafe driving.

Firefighters dig through debris after a deadly bus crash on Saturday in Hong Kong.

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Tai Po is in Hong Kong's New Territories on the mainland.

In 2003, 21 died in a horrific accident after a double-decker bus collided with a truck and fell off a bridge. Among the injured, 10 people are in a critical condition in hospital, 15 are serious and 29 are stable, HK01.com reported. "He is still being detained for further enquiries", police said in a statement early today.

Rescuers cut open the top of the bus to save the passengers trapped inside. He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many hours.

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Mr Joni said police were still investigating the cause of the accident, but a preliminary investigation showed the brakes malfunctioned while the bus was going up the hill and rolled down, hitting a motorbike before falling into a grass field.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government is "deeply grieved" by the accident. And last September, a Hong Kong bus driver who had worked 13-hour shifts for several days in a row crashed, killing three.

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