At least 25 People Dead in Hong Kong Ferry Collision

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By Brett Stolpestad

At least 25 people died Monday when a ferry carrying more than 120 people sank near Lamma island, just south of Hong Kong, after a collision with another ferry, the New York Times reported.

The Chinese government reports to have recovered 36 bodies as of Tuesday morning with more than 100 people rescued and sent to hospitals, the Washington Post reported.

The ferry was carrying utility company worker and their families to Victoria Harbour to watch fireworks when it collided with the other vessel, the Washington Post reported.

The other ferry, operated by Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Holdings, made it safely to Lamma island with a badly damaged bow. Several of the passengers were taken to the hospital for injuries, the New York Times reported.

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