Choi Yin-chiu phoned his girlfriend all morning. With each unanswered call, his desperation grew. Calls to the police and the Hospital Authority drew a blank. He rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung. He begged reporters and legislators: 'Please give me a ride to the accident site.' Finally he was directed to a Sha Tin mortuary, where he learned the awful truth: she was one of the 21 passengers killed in the crash of bus 265M. At the Fu Shan public mortuary, relatives and friends of 16 of the victims arrived after midday filing through the gates to have their worst fears confirmed. Most walked out in tears. One middle-aged woman cried endlessly, and had to be given first aid by ambulancemen. Victim Wong Kin-hung, a cook in his 40s, was on his way home to Tin Shui Wai after work. He leaves a son who is in primary school and a daughter in kindergarten. His niece, Christine Cheung, said it was a horrible loss for the family. She said his uncle's wife heard news of the crash and, like Mr Choi, tried to call her husband on his mobile phone several times. 'We called all four hospitals [where casualties were sent] and could not find his name [on the list],' Ms Cheung said. 'We went to Princess Margaret Hospital and learned his body was in Sha Tin mortuary.' Another man had been seeking news of his father and his uncle, both construction workers. 'We are still looking,' he said. 'It is possible my father and uncle were sent to different hospitals.' Chan Kam-hong, chief executive of the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims, said most of those killed had been their families' breadwinners. However, they would not be entitled to work-related compensation because they had been travelling either to or from their workplaces.