13 injured in bus collision at Kowloon entrance of Hong Kong’s Western Harbour Tunnel

Thirteen people were injured when two public buses collided at the Kowloon entrance of a cross-harbour tunnel in Hong Kong on Friday.

Police said the collision took place at around 12.04pm after the KMB vehicles passed the toll plaza of the Western Harbour Tunnel.

The 13 passengers from the two buses suffered minor injuries, according to a force spokeswoman.

The Hong Kong Island-bound slow lane of the tunnel has been closed to traffic due to the accident but remaining lanes are available, according to the Transport Department.

The department said traffic was busy as of 12.16pm.

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Separately, a five-vehicle pile-up in North Point left eight people injured and caused traffic disruption near the Island Eastern Corridor.

Police received reports about the accident involving two private cars, two taxis and a light goods vehicle near the expressway at around 8.51am.

Rescue services rush to the scene of the accident, which left eight people injured. Photo: Facebook

Eight men suffered mild injuries and were sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan, according to a police spokesman.

The department confirmed at around 10.30am that the fast lane of the corridor on the Central-bound side near the ICAC Headquarters Building was still closed to traffic.

“Only the middle and slow lanes are available to motorists,” it said. “Traffic is congested now.”



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