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Lamma ferry crash

Thirty-nine people were killed when a boat owned by Hongkong Electric collided with a ferry off Lamma Island on October 1, 2012. The power firm was taking staff to see the National Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbour when disaster struck, plunging more than 100 people into the dark waters. It was the deadliest boat accident in Hong Kong in 40 years.

Mrs Tang (centre), whose son survived the collision while his fiancée died, attends the inquest into the deadly collision. Photo: Felix Wong

Lamma ferry disaster survivor 'a changed person'

It was supposed to be an enjoyable day out at sea for the couple who were planning to get married next year when they set off from Lamma Island on October 1 to catch the National Day fireworks display. Now only one of them is around to see the wedding photos they had taken.