HK man among dead after Fujian bus crash

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 April, 2006, 12:00am

A Hong Kong man was among seven people killed in a traffic accident in Fujian yesterday morning. Thirteen Hongkongers were injured.

The accident occurred when a bus, with at least 14 Hong Kong residents and about two dozen mainland passengers on board, was involved in a head-on collision with a truck in Zhangzhou city at about 1am.

The Zhangzhou government said the bus departed from Fuqing and the truck was travelling from Fuzhou to Shenzhen. The government also said the bus had rammed the truck on the highway in Zhangzhou.

The bus driver was among the seven people killed and 29 others on board the coach were injured. It was not clear how many passengers were aboard the bus. At least three passengers were critically injured.

A section of the highway was closed for a cleanup and an investigation, and was reopened nine hours later at 10am yesterday, the government said.

The Hong Kong government said an officer from its Guangdong office was sent to follow up on the accident.

An Immigration Department spokesman said some Hong Kong people were admitted to hospital, although it did not know the exact number.

He said the government would offer assistance to the victims and had helped them contact their relatives in Hong Kong.



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