A deadly Hong Kong bus crash that killed 19 and left scores more injured was under investigation Sunday, with the city’s leader calling for a wide-ranging inquiry as questions surfaced over the industry’s long hours and low pay. Most victims of the accident on Saturday evening, which saw a double decker flip over and smash into a lamppost, were men aged in their 50s and 60s, according to local media. One man was 37.
There were heart-wrenching scenes at the site of the crash Sunday, as loved ones of the dead wailed with grief amid burning incense sticks at a makeshift commemoration. “Come home,” one mourner cried, while others were so overcome with emotion they had to be supported by companions. Police said 19 were killed and 65 injured, some critically, after the vehicle overturned in the north of the semi-autonomous region. The driver has been arrested. (AFP)