One woman dies, 14 injured in Hong Kong crash between bus and minibus in Sheung Shui

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The driver of the red minibus became trapped after the collision

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Rescuers worked to free the 56-year-old driver of the minibus, but she later died at the scene.Photo: RTHK

A woman died and 14 people were injured in a crash involving a minibus and a bus in Sheung Shui early on Thursday.

The 56-year-old female driver of the red minibus, which was bound for Yuen Long from Sheung Shui, became trapped after the vehicle collided head-on with a Kowloon Motor Bus on the Kwu Tung stretch of Castle Peak Road at about 4am.

She fell unconscious during the rescue effort and later died at the scene.

Police said the minibus had been driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision. The bus then smashed into a taxi parked on the pavement.

The 14 injured – 11 minibus passengers and the driver and two passengers of the other bus – have been sent to North District Hospital in Sheung Shui, Nethersole Hospital in Tai Po, and Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin, for treatment.