Hong Kong boat crash kills 25

  • Twenty-five people have been killed after two passenger boats collided off Hong Kong's Lamma Island on Monday night.

    One of the boats was carrying 121 passengers and three crewmembers to a fireworks display when it half-sank following the collision.

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

    The collision took place at the end of a long holiday weekend to mark the mid-autumn festival that coincides this year with China's National Day on October 1.

    Rescuers have pulled 123 people from the water around the listing vessel. The rescue operation is still underway.