Hong Kong ferry disaster kills 36- News updates 03:30 GMT
The main headlines on Al Jazeera English, featuring the latest news and reports from around the world. Source, credit to Aljazeera- www.aljazeera.com Police in Hong Kong have arrested six crew members from the boat and ferry that collided, killing 37 people, in the territory's worst maritime accident in decades. Three crew from a regular transport ferry and three from a boat operated by Hong Kong Electric Company have been detained by police. "Police arrested six individuals this afternoon... They are being investigated for endangering people's lives at sea," security minister Lai Tung-kwok told a press conference a day after the collision. Police chief Tsang Wai-hung said the suspects were responsible for the boats' operation. "We don't rule out more arrests," he added. Hong Kong chief Leung Chun-ying told the same press conference that the toll from the collision had risen by one to 37, with more than 100 injured. More than 120 passengers and crew were on the pleasure craft when it collided with the ferry near Lama Island. Scores of people were thrown into the choppy water and the company vessel sank within minutes, leaving only its bow protruding from the waves. Those who drowned were on their way to see the traditional mid-Autumn National Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbour. The ferry limped the short distance to Lamma and disembarked its passengers as it was taking on water. Mr Leung said he would set up a high-level enquiry into the incident but dismissed <b>...</b>
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