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1 dead in Tin Sum bus crash, driver held

A double-decker bus lies on its side after a crash in Tin Sum, leaving diesel on the road, Nov 18, 2021. (PHOTO/PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Police in Hong Kong confirmed on Friday that a passenger was killed and 11 others were injured when a double-decker passenger bus overturned in Tin Sum area in the city late on Thursday.

The 58-year-old male bus driver, who was among the injured, was arrested for dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.

Police said they believed the bus driver went the wrong way and drove onto the road divider in the middle of the road, causing the bus to flip onto its side

The accident happened at 11:16 pm when the bus was traveling along Tai Po Road-Tai Wai towards Hin Keng, according to police. While approaching the junction of Tai Po Road and Tsing Sha Highway, it reportedly lost control and side-turned.

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Police said they believed the bus driver went the wrong way and drove onto the road divider in the middle of the road, causing the bus to flip onto its side.

Sustaining serious head injury, a 37-year-old male passenger was certified dead at the scene. 

Besides, the bus driver, a man and nine women aged between 19 and 70 years were slightly injured. They were sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital for treatment.

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A special investigation team of Traffic, New Territories South is probing the incident.

A double-decker bus lies on its side with a shattered windshield after a crash in Tin Sum, Hong Kong late Nov 18, 2021. (PHOTO/PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Police officers conduct an investigation after a bus crash in Tin Sum, Hong Kong late Nov 18, 2021. (PHOTO/PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Police cordon off a section of the road after a bus crash in Tin Sum, Hong Kong, Nov 18, 2021. (PHOTO/PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)