Hong Kong boat sinks, 8 dead

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A packed boat crashed into a ferry and sank Monday night near Hong Kong, killed at least eight people and injured dozens more, authorities said.

The Star Tribune, by way of the Associated Press, reported the boat was carrying roughly 120 people when the accident happened.

The ship was carrying staff members of a utility company and their guests to Victoria Harbor, a well-known Hong Kong harbor, to watch fireworks that celebrated China's national day.

More than 40 people were hospitalized and several are suffering from hypothermia, BBC News reported. 123 in all were pulled from the water.

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