Video: Hong Kong Boat Collision: Crew Members Arrested part of Death toll in Hong Kong ferry tragedy rises to 39

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Source: Ledger-Enquirer
Hong Kong : China | almost 2 years ago
Hong Kong authorities say the death toll from the city's biggest maritime tragedy in decades has risen to 39. The government says another person has died following a collision between...
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Hong Kong Boat Collision: Crew Members Arrested

Hong Kong Boat Collision: Crew Members Arrested The death toll from a collision between two vessels rises as seven people are detained for "endangering people's lives at sea" Seven crew from two passenger boats which collided off the coast of Hong Kong, killing 38 people, have been arrested. The collision occurred near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong, near one of the city's busiest shipping lanes. The larger vessel, which had been packed with 124 revellers, immediately began to sink which led to many of the passengers throwing themselves overboard. Police Commissioner Tsang Wai-hung said six people had been detained on suspicion of endangering passengers by operating the craft unsafely. "We expect further persons to be arrested," he added. A seventh individual was arrested shortly after his announcement. Video shown on local television showed the boat half submerged with only the bow sticking out of the water. A survivor is brought ashore by rescuers More than 100 people were rescued and dozens taken to hospital. Emergency services are still searching for any survivors. A paramedic at the Queen Mary Hospital said: "Some of them are suffering hypothermia and four had to be resuscitated." The boat had been hired by Hong Kong Electric company for staff and family. It was heading to Victoria Harbour for a fireworks display on a long holiday weekend to celebrate China's National Day and mid-autumn festival. Hong Kong chief Leung Chun-ying said: "All our <b>...</b>
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