Hong Kong ferry collision kills 25

UP TO 25 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry collided with another boat off Hong Kong on Monday night.

BBC is reporting the ferry was carrying 121 passengers and three crew to a fireworks display when it half-sank following Monday night's collision near Lamma Island.

By Tuesday morning, all but one passenger had been pulled from the water.

The rescue operation continues.

More than 40 injured people had been taken to hospitals on Hong Kong Island, some suffering from hypothermia.

The collision occurred during a busy period for passenger travel in Hong Kong, at the end of a long holiday weekend to mark the mid-autumn festival that this year coincides with China's National Day on October 1.

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