Hong Kong bus crash kills 18, injures 62

At least 19 killed as bus topples over

The crash happened when the bus, which had at least 40 people on board, hit a motorbike as it was speeding down a hill in the Subang region of West Java province, causing it to roll over multiple times.

Firefighters sift through debris after a bus crash in Hong Kong on February 10, 2018.

The driver of a double-decker bus that overturned in Hong Kong killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 60 was arrested on Saturday evening for risky driving, police said.

The city's worst road traffic accident was in 2003, when a double decker bus collided with a truck and plunged from a bridge, killing 21 people. Dozens of others are being treated at hospitals. Ten were listed in critical condition and 15 serious.

The Tai Po-bound bus was carrying spectators and workers from Shatin racecourse when the accident took place. Police did not immediately confirm the cause of the accident.

"And then it was like the tyre slipped, and the bus turned". "He then started to drive the bus like he was flying a plane".

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Another passenger said: "He was driving very fast, extremely fast, even if he was driving down a slope".

An inquiry into the accident and the bus company's operation will be set up, Lam said.

"There were no signs that he was exhausted" on his four-hour shift Saturday, So said.

It is the bloodiest bus accident in Hong Kong for almost 15 years. The police said that they will need to expand the road blog and send more personnel to the scene for the investigation.

The 30-year-old driver, who joined the Kowloon Motor Bus company in 2014, has a good track record and has driven the route before in January, the company said.

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