A Hong Kong coach driver was killed in a crash in Dongguan yesterday morning that left at least 11 people injured. The Guangzhou-Hong Kong bus, carrying 43 passengers, was collided with a truck on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway near Houjie at 9am. Among those on board were about a dozen expatriates who had just finished a visit to the 103rd China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair. The bus rolled down a slope into a drainage channel. Its front section was severely damaged; its windscreen broke and some seats were thrown out. Firemen had to cut open the wreckage to pull out some of the injured passengers. The injured included a Hong Kong resident and three expatriates from India and Canada. The 50-year-old driver from Hong Kong, who was found lying unconscious on the slope with a bloody face, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at about 5pm. By last night, most of the injured had been released from three hospitals in Dongguan. Guangdong media said they had returned home. Two men from Guangzhou and Hunan were still in hospital. A crane was called in to remove the wreckage and the expressway reopened after two hours. The Immigration Department said it had not been asked for assistance. Guangdong media reported said the accident could have been linked to speeding. A man from India, who had visited the fair, said the bus had been going about 120km/h, and most passengers had been asleep before the accident. The bus swept through 30 metres of railings before rolling down the 10-metre slope. The man said he lost consciousness for a while and injured his knees. Sammy Chow Hing-wong, secretary of the Hong Kong Guangdong Boundary Crossing Bus Association, told Cable TV the driver had a very good driving history and had driven on the route for four to five years. The bus was about two years old.