Over 50 injured in ferry crash in Hong Cong

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Over 50 injured in ferry crash in Hong Cong
Hong Cong, June 13: Over 50 people were injured in a ferry crash in Hong Kong  on Friday, said officials. The ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast. Hong Cong has a busy water transport system.

According to an AFP report, the ferry crashed when it approaching the port at around 9.30 am and hit a concrete breakwater. It was initially reported that 20 people were injured but later it was known that the number is 57.

"The vessel was carrying a total of 220 passengers and 13 crew members. Fifty-seven passengers have suffered minor injuries, including two Koreans and one Japanese," a spokeswoman for Shun Tak, which operates the ferry services, said in a statement, said AFP report.

The cause of accident was yet to be determined, said authorities. This is the third accident on the Hong Kong to Macau ferry route in the past eight months.

In November, a high-speed ferry travelling from Hong Kong to Macau hit an "unidentified object" near one of Hong Kong's small outlying islands, injuring 87 people. Last month, a Hong Kong-bound Macau ferry collided with a mainland Chinese vessel, leaving 33 injured.

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