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Hong Kong Gov't: 38 dead, 101 injured in ferry crash

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10-02 at 10:18:53 CST

[As released by the Hong Kong Government]

Vessel collision incident near Lamma Island (3)
As at 6 pm today (October 2), a total of 38 persons died in the vessel collision incident, 30 of them were certified dead at scene while eight others were certified dead upon arrival of hospitals. A total of 101 people were sent to five hospitals during the incident, four of them have sustained serious injuries or are in critical condition while 66 have been discharged.

Two vessels, “Sea Smooth” and Hong Kong Electric’s “Lamma IV” , collided off Yung Shu Wan Pier of Lamma Island last night. Those who suspected that their relatives are missing in the incident can call the Police enquiry hotline 1878 999. The Hospital Authority has set up help desks at the five hospitals while the Home Affairs Department is coordinating the assistance services for families of the deceased and the injured.

Ends/Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Issued at HKT 19:10