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Must tragedies, like last year's marine disaster, be our teacher?

Last year, Hong Kong was hit by one of the worst maritime disasters in its history. Thirty-nine people were killed when a ferry en route to watch the National Day fireworks collided with another vessel near Lamma Island. Since then, the tragedy has put the spotlight on a host of safety and bureaucracy issues. A year has passed. One would have thought the problems would have been fixed. The culprits are punished and many of those who were traumatised have moved on. But, sadly, much remains undone.

30 Sep 2013 - 5:52AM

Last year, Hong Kong was hit by one of the worst maritime disasters in its history. Thirty-nine people were killed when a ferry en route to watch the National Day fireworks collided with another vessel near Lamma Island. Since then, the tragedy has put the spotlight on a host of safety and bureaucracy issues. A year has passed. One would have thought the problems would have been fixed. The culprits are punished and many of those who were traumatised have moved on. But, sadly, much remains undone.

Must tragedies, like last year's marine disaster, be our teacher?