Scores injured in Macau-Hong Kong hydrofoil smash

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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More than 120 people have been injured, five of them critically, when a high-speed ferry coming from the Asian gambling hub of Macau smashed into an object in the water.

Firefighters said the hydrofoil carrying 163 passengers and 11 crew hit the unidentified object off a small island in Hong Kong’s western waters on Sunday night.

The hospital authority said a total of 124 people were hurt.

TV news channels showed passengers, some with bandages on their heads, arriving at a pier and being taken to waiting ambulances.

It is the fourth accident in two years on the hour-long ferry route between the coastal Chinese territories of Macau and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong suffered its biggest maritime tragedy in 2012 when a boat and commuter ferry collided, killing 39 people.

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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