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Hong Kong mourns ferry crash victims

Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 - 00:40

Oct. 4 - Hong Kong's Chief Executive leads a three minute silence for victims of a ferry crash that killed 38 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Hong Kong observed three minutes of silence on Thursday (October 4) for the victims of the fatal ferry crash that claimed 38 lives earlier in the week. Government offices and schools in Hong Kong joined its new leader, Leung Chun-ying, in observing the moment of silence, held at 12 noon (0400 GMT) at the city's government headquarters. A lone anti-China protester managed to break into the official area minutes before the silence, but was escorted away by security. Flags across Hong Kong flew at half mast to mark the start of three days of national mourning, during which memorial services will be held across the city. Members of the public gathered at St John's Cathedral for a lunchtime memorial service. The regular evening light show across the city's harbour, together with its Disney fireworks, have been cancelled. Hong Kong authorities began inspecting the wreckage on Wednesday amid questions over how a collision with a commuter ferry in relatively calm weather killed 38 people on Monday (October 1) in one of the city's worst accidents in recent decades. Seven crew members, including the captains of both vessels, who were arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of others at sea, have now been released on bail.

Hong Kong mourns ferry crash victims

Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 - 00:40

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