Hong Kong to mourn victims of deadly bus crash

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HKSAR Government announced the national and HKSAR flags will fly at half-mast Tuesday at the government's headquarters to mourn victims in a deadly bus crash on Saturday.
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Government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Monday that the national and HKSAR flags will fly at half-mast Tuesday at the government's headquarters to mourn the deaths of 19 passengers in a deadly bus crash on Saturday.

The HKSAR government also said that the Chinese New Year fireworks show will be canceled following the fatal Tai Po bus accident.

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of HKSAR held a press conference on Monday to report the aftermath of the traffic accident. She said professional social workers have provided support to 84 involved families of the bus accident.

She also said the government decide to cancel the Chinese New Year fireworks show scheduled for February 17 and suggested sponsors of the fireworks show to donate money to families involved in the accident.

Meanwhile, Lam encouraged all civil servants to observe a one-minute silence by standing at their work station or area in a dignified manner at 10:00am on Tuesday.

The accident happened at around 6:15pm local time on Saturday, when a bus on its way to Tai Po from Shatin racecourse toppled to its left on Tai Po Road, destroying a bus station on roadside, killing 19 and injuring dozens more. 

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