Twenty hurt in Tai Lam Tunnel bus crash

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    Source: SCMP/Appledaily

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    Twenty people were injured in a crash between two double-decker buses in Tai Lam Tunnel in Tsuen Wan on Thursday morning.

    According to police, the incident happened shortly after one of the buses broke down in the Tsuen Wan-bound tunnel shortly after 6.30am. “The other bus then rammed into the back of the [broken-down] vehicle,” a police spokeswoman said. She said 19 passengers from two buses and one of the drivers sustained minor injuries in the incident. They were taken conscious to Yan Chai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital for treatment.

    The tunnel was reopened at about 9am after the two buses were moved. Police said the two drivers passed breathalyser tests.


    Faulty MTR train causes delay on Tsuen Wan Line, 400 rush hour commuters affected

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    Around 400 commuters were delayed during the morning rush hour today after a faulty MTR train was detected near Mong Kok Station. The incident occurred at around 7:40am, during peak travel time. One man, surnamed Lee, told 

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     that he and the other passengers on a Tsuen Wan Line train were asked to disembark at Mong Kok Station for unspecified reasons. “They never explain why… it’s always been like this. [The MTR] is always like this,” he said.

    After all 400-odd passengers had evacuated the vehicle, Lee sad MTR staff announced that the train would not be in service. Normal train services resumed at around 8am. The MTR Corporation later confirmed and apologized on social media and confirmed that service on the Tsuen Wan Line had been affected between 7:44am and 8am due to “an equipment fault on train”. A 

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    While the MTR’s international reputation is one of efficiency and cleanliness (even winning 

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     in England), the rail giant has drawn criticism at home for increasingly frequent delays and 

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     amid rising prices. Last month, a 4.5 hour glitch on the East Rail saw 110 passengers — including a wheelchair-bound grandpa — forced to disembark a train and make their way to the closest platform by walking (or rolling) on the tracks.

     

    Tavia Yeung returns to TVB to film "At the Threshold of an Era Again”" series and will play the role as Roger Kwok's wife

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    Source: ASian E-News Portal/MingPao

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    Tavia Yeung, Roger Kwok, Frankie Lam, Pakho Chau, Niki Chow and Linda Chung are currently filming TVB new series "At the Threshold of an Era Again”. The film producer is the same as "My Unfair Lady", Kwan Shu-ming. Tavia left TVB at the beginning of this year to participate in stage play. She was unmoved when TVB approached her before. Finally, this time, Tavia agreed as the series is a collaboration between TVB and iQIYI.COM and will be broadcast in China as well.

    As the company requests to keep the series information confidential, Tavia expresses it is a good news to film "At the Threshold of an Era Again” series. According to Ming Pao, "At the Threshold of an Era Again” series is based on financial industry theme and the location shooting will take place in Canada and Prague. Tavia and Roger will play a married couple in the series. Incidentally, when "Threshold of an Era" series was aired 18 years ago, Tavia was still a new comer.


    Traffic chaos after crane on lorry hits Tsuen Wan footbridge

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    A flyover being built on Tai Ho Road in Tsuen Wan was damaged when a lorry driver who forgot to lower the crane on his vehicle slammed into a metal structure at the bottom of the flyover, which has a height clearance of 4.7 meters, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident, which happened outside the Nina Tower at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Steel girders and other debris crashed down on the windshield of an oncoming bus behind the lorry, Apple Daily reported. All vehicular lanes on Tai Ho Road towards the Tsuen Wan Ferry were temporary closed, causing detours of several bus routes and traffic chaos for up to six hours. The 64-year-old lorry driver, surnamed Wong, called the police about the accident. The flyover’s building contractor also sent staff to measure the height of the crane on the lorry, which was later found to be 4.7 meters.

    Under existing laws, the height of the crane on a lorry in motion should not exceed 4.6 meters. Violators could face a fine of HK$5,000 and three months’ imprisonment. Ng Kwok-wing, chairman of the Hong Kong Professional Hoisting Engineering Association, said the lorry driver might have failed to fully retract the crane before driving the vehicle. There are standard operation guidelines to ensure that a crane is fully retracted before the vehicle is driven, Ng said.

    A spokesperson for Chinachem Group, the contractor for the flyover, said the net clearance of the structure is 4.8 meters, but declined to comment on the accident in view of the ongoing police investigation.


    Minibuses and taxi collide during rush hour in Sha Tin, 14 people injured

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    A total of fourteen people were injured in a multi-car pile-up during rush hour this morning in Sha Tin.

    The incident took place at around 8am today on Rural Committee Road, near New Town Plaza. Due to heavy traffic, the taxi and minibus directly behind it slowed down. The driver of a second minibus failed to slow down in time and crashed into the first bus, which then collided with the rear end of the taxi,Oriental Daily 

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    Paramedics and firemen arrived at scene to rescue the passengers and drivers. A total of 14 people were injured, of which 10 passengers and both minibus drivers were sent to the hospital for treatment. Police closed the lane for investigation. The road has been temporarily converted to one lane two-way traffic.


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