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US News 18 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong

17:45  10 february  2018
17:45  10 february  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been arrested for dangerous driving, police said. Images from the scene showed rescuers attempting to reach passengers trapped inside the bus

At least 18 people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a double-decker bus toppled over in Hong Kong Saturday evening, police said.

It is believed three men and 25 women were killed in the crash © Reuters It is believed three men and 25 women were killed in the crash

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens injured after a bus toppled over in Hong Kong.

A police spokesman said three women and 15 men were killed in the accident.

The paper reports that 37 people were taken to 12 different hospitals and there are efforts to rescue two more people stuck on the bus.

The Hospital Authority said 19 people were in a serious condition.

The cause of the accident is not known.

The crash happened late Saturday night in Hong Kong © Sky News Screen Grab The crash happened late Saturday night in Hong Kong Early reports said the death toll stood at 19 but that has been revised down.

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At least 18 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after a bus toppled over in Hong Kong . A police spokesman said three women and 15 men were killed in the accident.

The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been arrested for dangerous driving, police said.

Reuters reports the roof of the bus was cut off to rescue passengers.

According to the SCMP, one passenger said the bus was going "much faster" than usual.

The injured passenger told the paper: "It was much faster than I normally felt in a bus.

A policeman stands beside the crashed bus in Hong Kong © Reuters A policeman stands beside the crashed bus in Hong Kong "And then it was like the tyre slipped, and the bus turned. It was really chaotic in the bus. People fell on one another and got tossed from side to side."

Most of the victims were declared dead at the scene, and laid in white body bags along the side of the road.

A spokesman from the bus company, The Kowloon Motor Bus company, said HK$80,000 (£7,300) would be paid to each victim's family.

Photographs of the incident show the bus on its side with the roof torn off.

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"The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been

HONG KONG : The driver of a double-decker bus that toppled over in Hong Kong killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50 others on Saturday evening has been arrested for dangerous driving, police said.

Bus crash in Hong Kong © Getty Bus crash in Hong Kong The bus was travelling from Sha Tin race course. The fire brigade responded at 6.15pm.

The city's worst road traffic accident was in 2003, when a double decker bus collided with a truck and plunged from a bridge, killing 21 people.

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