Two double-decker buses collide in Hong Kong, leaving 25 injured

Accident in Diamond Hill led to a partial road closure

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 July, 2017, 4:13pm
UPDATED : Friday, 14 July, 2017, 5:38pm

Two double-deckers from a Hong Kong bus company collided in Diamond Hill on Friday afternoon, injuring at least 25 people.

The crash between the Kowloon Motor Bus vehicles happened in Hammer Hill Road, bound for Kwun Tong, near the Chi Lin Nunnery shortly after 2.30pm, according to police.

A spokeswoman said that 24 passengers were injured in the incident.

She added that one of the bus drivers was trapped but was freed by firemen shortly before 3pm.

The 10 men and 15 women were sent to United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for treatment.

Officers from the Kowloon East traffic unit are investigating the cause of the accident.

The collision led to a closure of a section of Hammer Hill Road, causing traffic to be congested, according to the Transport Department.