At least 38 people were slightly injured when a Macau-bound ferry from Hong Kong collided with a mainland vessel late Wednesday, RTHK reported.
There were 162 passengers and eight crew members on board the high-speed ferry Universal MK 2013 when the collision occurred just off the city’s outlying island of Cheung Chau. Thirty-eight people sustained minor injuries and were sent to hospitals in Cheung Chau and nearby districts, the report said.
Police were notified of the incident at 11:00 pm, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday, citing a government spokeswoman.
Passenger ferries regularly cover the hour-long distance between the two cities.
Two years ago, a deadly collision between a high-speed ferry and a pleasure boat claimed 39 lives, marking the city’s worst maritime disaster for more than 40 years.
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