Hong Kong, Oct 2: At least 25 were killed in Hong Kong when two vessels collided, authorities said Tuesday.
The accident happened around 8.00 p.m. Monday off the Lamma Island. More than 100 people were injured, some critically, Xinhua reported.
One of the vessels, carrying 124 people, was rented by the Hong Kong Electric company to carry its staff and their family on a cruise to watch the fireworks at Victoria Harbour.
The boat sank quickly after the collision.
The other vessel, which did not capsize, was a ferry operated by the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry company. It was also carrying dozens of people.
The rescue work was on Tuesday as there could still be people inside the sunken vessel, fire officer Wu Jianzhi said, adding that the toll may increase.