Hong Kong police probing deadly bus accident

Hong Kong police probing deadly bus accident

A double-decker bus filled with passengers heading home from a day at a horse track crashed Saturday in Hong Kong, killing 18 people and injuring more than 60 others, authorities said.

Tai Po is in Hong Kong's New Territories on the mainland. The top of the bus appeared to have been torn off, local media reported.

The government press release stated that last evening the "30-year old male bus driver was arrested for risky driving causing death and unsafe driving causing grievous bodily harm". The bus was en route from Sha Tin to Tai Po Center when it overturned and apparently hit a lamppost.

The southern Chinese city promotes its public transport system as one of the best infrastructures in the world but fatal accidents do occasionally happen.

A total of 65 people were injured, some critically, according to local police.

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He added: "There is still a significant gap between the YPG and regime positions on the future of northeastern Syria". Nevertheless, its strategic ally, the YPG, must at times make deals with Assad for its survival.

He was not in need of any medical treatment after the crash and was be sober, he added.

"He was late for 10 minutes", a passenger told the China Morning Post.

Fourteen people were injured last April when a double-decker tram tipped over, with a 23-year-old driver later arrested for risky driving causing harm to others. "He is still being detained for further enquiries".

Hong Kong's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, announced that the government would set up an independent committee to probe bus safety.

In 2003, 21 died in a horrific accident after a double-decker bus collided with a truck and fell off a bridge.

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