Hong Kong’s Worst Ferry Disaster in 40 Years

At least 38 people are dead, including five children, in Hong Kong's worst ferry disaster since 1971

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In Hong Kong on Oct. 1, two vessels carrying passengers and holiday makers on China’s National Day collided. One ship, bearing employees of Hong Kong’s main electric company, sank almost immediately, leading to at least 38 deaths. The incident is the worst such disaster in this metropolis of islands since 1971, when a ferry traveling between Macau and Hong Kong sank in a typhoon.

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