Saturday, 13 April 2013
Hong Kong mourns victims of Lamma Island boat collision
Hong Kong has observed three minutes' silence to mourn the 38 victims of Monday's fatal collision between two boats, as investigations continue. The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flew at half-mast, with Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung leading the tribute. The collision off Lamma Island was the worst maritime accident in Hong Kong for over 40 years. Seven crew members from the two boats were arrested after the accident and have now been released on bail. Mr Leung led government officials in a memorial service, with schools and other public offices also observing a moment of silence. He has declared three days of mourning, which began on Thursday, and expressed his sympathy for the victims' families.