Charges over Hong Kong ferry deaths

By on April 11, 2013


Firefighters take footage of the Lamma IV passenger boat, with the back end of the vessel badly damaged after a collision, with reference to the shores of Hong Kong’s Lamma island. Supply: AFP

the 2 captains enthusiastic about a Hong Kong ferry collision closing 12 months that claimed 39 lives in the metropolis’s worst maritime disaster in many years will be charged with manslaughter, say experiences.

the men it will be brought to court docket in a while Thursday to face 39 counts of manslaughter, public broadcaster RTHK stated, without deciding on its Provide.

The South China Morning Post has also stated that the duo is generally charged.

Police declined to immediately confirm the report when contacted with assistance from AFP.

The incident observed a high-velocity ferry, the ocean Simple, collide with a pleasure craft, the Lamma IV, carrying spherical 100 Twenty passengers on an organization go backward and forward to have a look at nationwide day fireworks on October 1 ultimate yr.

Police arrested the captains of every vessels together with 5 crew on the time, pointing to conceivable human error as the reason for the accident.

The Federal Govt has organize a fee to appear into the explanation for the crash, which came about near Lamma Island, a popular spot with expatriates. The commission is due to file its findings later this month.

Investigators have pored over closing year’s crash, in quest of to piece at the same time how such an accident can have came about in a metropolis that prides itself on its state-of-the-art transport infrastructure.

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