Hong Kong

Collision off Lamma

Last night, two ferries collided off Lamma Island, Hong Kong. One of the boats, carrying over 100 people on the way to watch the National Day fireworks display, sank immediately with its passengers aboard.

36 have been confirmed dead, and rescue operations are still under way.

Update on 4-Oct: The death toll has risen to 38, and flags flew at half mast starting today to mark the start of a 3-day mourning.

Update on 6-Oct: A 10-year old girl passed away yesterday, the rest of the hospitalized are said to be in stable conditions.