Hong Kong bus driver may face more serious charges over fatal crash - SHINE

Hong Kong bus driver may face "more serious charges" over fatal crash

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Driver of the bus involved in Saturday's fatal crash in Hong Kong appeared in court on Tuesday, and prosecutors said they were considering a "more serious charge" against him.
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Driver of the bus involved in Saturday's fatal crash in Hong Kong appeared in court on Tuesday, and prosecutors said they were considering a "more serious charge" against him.

A double-decker bus overturned on Saturday evening on a road in the Tai Po District in Hong Kong, killing 19 people and injuring over 60.

The driver was arrested on Saturday night and was charged with causing death by dangerous driving late Monday.

The driver, in his 30s, appeared in the Fanling Magistracy on Tuesday morning, and was denied bail with the magistrate saying the case was "too serious."

The court was told that the driver is suspected to have been driving at 70 kilometers per hour down a slope when the bus toppled over at a bend in the road, local radio RTHK reported.

Prosecutors asked the court for more time for the police to take statements from more than 30 passengers and potential eyewitnesses, as well as for autopsy reports and investigation into the bus's tachograph.

Prosecutors said the police would seek further legal advice on whether the current charge against the driver was suitable.

The driver was due to appear in court again on April 10.

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A double-decker bus overturned on a road in the Tai Po district in Hong Kong on February 10, 2018.

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Relatives pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong on February 11, 2018.

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