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Hong Kong mourns victims of fatal bus crash

Hong Kong mourns sufferers of deadly bus crash

Feb 15, 2018
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Flags have been flown at half-staff Tuesday on the Hong Kong Particular Administrative Area executive headquarters to mourn the 19 individuals who died in Saturday’s bus crash within the New Territories.

The area’s Government Council and Legislative Council noticed a second of silence.

The Liaison Place of business of the Central Folks’s Govt in Hong Kong, in addition to the Commissioner’s Place of business of China’s Overseas Ministry and the Chinese language Folks’s Liberation Military Garrison within the town, additionally noticed a second of silence at round 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Various web pages of Hong Kong executive departments and native newspapers have been became black and white.

Hong Kong Leader Government Carrie Lam mentioned President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Nationwide Folks’s Congress Status Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang every conveyed their sympathies and expressed their condolences to the bereaved households, in addition to to these injured within the coincidence.

Lam has introduced that the Lunar New Yr fireworks show scheduled on Feb. 17 can be canceled as an “expression of citywide mourning.”

hong kong mourns victims of fatal bus crash - Hong Kong mourns victims of fatal bus crash

“I hereby announce that the federal government has determined to cancel the fireworks display on the second one day of the Chinese language Lunar New Yr, or Saturday, February 17. Now we have knowledgeable the sponsors and won their figuring out and reinforce. They mentioned they’ll donate the cash stored from the fireworks display to the households of the sufferers within the coincidence, which is able to quantity to a minimum of 1,000,000 Hong Kong greenbacks,” says Lam.

She additionally mentioned that essential Hong Kong executive officers and herself would chorus from attending any main celebratory occasions within the coming weeks.

A double-decker bus overturned Saturday night within the New Territories, killing 19 other people and injuring over 60.

In line with Lam, 27 injured passengers were discharged from hospitals and 25 stay hospitalized however in solid situation.

The 30-year-old driving force of the bus has been arrested.

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