Two dead and 12 injured as Hong Kong school bus mounts pavement in accident

Two dead and 12 injured as Hong Kong school bus mounts pavement in accident

Accident happened in North Point shortly before 2pm as vehicle rolled down street without its driver

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The crash happened in North Point shortly before 2pm on Monday.

Two people have been killed and 12 other people injured after a school bus mounted a pavement in Hong Kong on Monday.

The accident happened at the junction of King’s Road and Hei Wo Street in North Point shortly before 2pm.

“Initial investigation shows a school bus mounted a pavement and people were trapped under the vehicle,” a police spokesman said. It was thought there was no one on board the bus at the time of the crash.

An online video clip showed the school bus parked outside North Point Methodist Primary School on Cheung Hong Street

It began rolling down the street soon after the driver left the vehicle. The driver gave chase and tried in vain to stop the vehicle.

It ran into the junction and mounted the pavement hitting a number of passers-by.

According to a government spokesman, 12 people were taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai and Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.

Six of them – four men and two women – were in a critical condition and four others – two men and two women – were in serious condition. Another two men were in stable condition.

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