De : RSOE EDIS <havaria@rsoe.hu&gt;
Envoyé : dimanche 21 avril 2019 16:24
À : Corentin Decaen <cdecaen@geoasia.org&gt;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Event Report – Vehicle Accident : [Tsing Ma Bridge] Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, Asia
Importance : Haute

 

RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Event report

April 21st 2019 02:20 PM – Vehicle Accident – VI-20190421-67565-CHN

Base information

EDIS Code: VI-20190421-67565-CHN
Event date: April 21st 2019 02:20 PM
Category: Vehicle Accident
Continent: Asia
Country: China
State: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Settlement: Hong Kong
Location: [Tsing Ma Bridge]
Coordinate:
22.3511503,114.0733443 (WGS84 decimal)

CAP Information

Category: Transport - Public and private transportation
Urgency: Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Severity: Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Scope: Public - For general dissemination to unrestricted audiences
Certainty: Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing

Event details

Nearly 40 passengers were injured on Sunday after five buses slammed into each other, creating a lengthy pile-up on a major Hong Kong bridge. The collision on Tsing Ma Bridge came as the buses were driving toward Hong Kong International Airport at about 4 pm. Officials said 27 people were lightly injured and 12 suffered serious injuries. Photos and live feeds from the scene showed dozens of injured passengers sitting on the road, some with blood on their faces. The injured were sent to Princess Margaret Hospital, North Lantau Hospital and Yan Chai Hospital for treatment. The buses involved were two Citybus double-deckers, two from Long Win Bus Company and a Park Island Transport Company bus. The pile-up forced two of the three lanes on Tsing Ma Bridge near Ma Wan to be closed, leading to a traffic jam along the main road leading to the airport. A long queue of halted vehicles stretched from close to Ma Wan to Wok Tai Wan. The lower deck of Tsing Ma Bridge was opened to ease congestion in the area. The cause of the accident remains unknown. A bus passenger told reporters at the scene that he recalled the driver stopping and the bus behind them ramming the bus he was on. A passenger in the last bus said he saw that the buses in front had stopped, but the bus he was on could not stop in time and rammed the ones in front. Cathay Pacific urged travelers to use other transport besides buses to reach the airport because of the accident, according to a post on Twitter. Cathay said Airport Express trains were operating normally.

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