• 50 HURT IN HONG KONG FERRY ACCIDENT

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    HONG KONG: More than 50 people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau on Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the two cities’ busy waterways. The crash happened when the Macau-bound ferry—reported to be a jetfoil boat—was approaching the port at about 9.30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. Manila time) and hit a concrete breakwater, a spokesman for Macau’s marine department said. The authorities earlier said around 20 people were injured but later put the figure at 57. “The vessel was carrying a total of 220 passengers and 13 crew members. Fifty-seven passengers have suffered minor injuries, including two Koreans and one Japanese,” a spokeswoman for Shun Tak, which operates the ferry services, said in a statement.

    AFP

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