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Accidents and personal safety in Hong Kong

Hong Kong speed boat collision off Lamma Island leaves eight injured

One boat sinks after accident and the injured are sent to hospital

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 July, 2018, 6:17pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 29 July, 2018, 6:14pm

A collision between two speed boats off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island on Saturday left eight people injured after one of the vessels sank.

The accident took place about 200 metres off the island, and the victims had to be rescued by nearby sailors, before marine police and emergency services arrived.

Those involved were later picked up from Yung Shue Wan pier on Lamma and sent to a clinic for initial treatment. Some were later sent to hospital, with one reportedly having suffered a head injury.

Police were investigating the cause of the collision.