At least 100 passengers were injured when two high-speed ferries bound for Hong Kong and Macao respectively collided with each other Friday night near Macao, according to the Maritime Administration of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT), about five nautical miles off the Macao coast. There was dense fog in the area at the time of collision.
Susana Wong, director of the administration, confirmed that at least 100 people were injured, among which more than 10 people were in a relatively serious condition. The injured were admitted to two hospitals in Macao.
More than 400 passengers were on board the two ships.
(Xinhua News Agency January 12, 2008)