When Tai Siu-kei was two hours late for a family celebration yesterday, his relatives called his mobile phone - and found themselves talking to an emergency ward nurse. The 57-year-old minibus driver and father-of-four had been injured in the accident and was in hospital. But it took another two hours before the family found out what had happened to Mr Tai's wife, Tang Lai-chun, 45, who had been travelling with her husband to a Lunar New Year family meal at a restaurant. Lai-chun was among many victims admitted to hospital without being identified, because passengers' belongings and identity cards had been lost when the bus overturned. Groups of relatives sought out loved ones in hospitals throughout the afternoon. 'We intended to meet at a To Kwa Wan restaurant at 10 am,' said Lai-chun's sister, Tang Lai-ying. 'We waited for two hours but they didn't show up. We were very worried. 'We called his mobile phone. But it was a nurse who answered and we were told about the accident.' The family went to Queen Mary Hospital where Mr Tai was treated for spinal injuries, but they could not find Lai-chun. 'The hospital said they had no records of my sister. We tried the police hotline, but it was engaged,' Ms Tang said. 'So we decided to find her ourselves at the two other hospitals where passengers were admitted.' The missing woman was found three hours after the accident, when Queen Mary's doctors identified her by scarring on her legs. Last night, she was lying unconscious in intensive care. 'The scars on one of her legs are the result of another bus accident she was involved in more than 10 years ago,' a relative said.