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62 injured in Hong Kong light railway accident

From: CNA
Date: 17/05/13

HONG KONG: Over 60 people were injured when a two-car train derailed on Hong Kong's light railway in the north of the city, throwing passengers onto the floor.

Groups of passengers sat dazed on the pavement near where the train derailed, some bleeding and being treated by medics. Others were taken away on stretchers by paramedics, television news footage showed.

Three people who were seriously injured have already been taken to hospital, according to state-run broadcaster RTHK.

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MTR faces HK$15m fine over Yuen Long derailment

From: South China Morning Post
By: Jennifer Ngo
Date: 19/05/13

The MTR Corporation could be fined as much as HK$15 million over the derailment of a light-rail train in Yuen Long on Friday that saw 77 passengers going to hospitals, the transport chief said.

The MTR yesterday apologised for the accident, the most serious derailment in the light-rail network's 25-year history.

A recently revised fare-adjustment mechanism that penalises any suspension of services lasting more than eight hours made such a fine possible, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said at the site of the crash.

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