Five injured after crane collapses onto two vehicles at Hong Kong construction site


Five people were injured after a crane truck collapsed onto two vehicles at a construction site entrance in Hong Kong on Monday.

The two vehicles were hit when the crane crashed down at the site on Wong Chuk Hang Road in Aberdeen shortly before 11am, according to police.

“A preliminary investigation showed the crane had toppled over in the site, hitting a 5.5-tonne truck and a delivery van,” a spokesman from the force said.

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The incident at a construction site on Wong Chuk Hang Road in Aberdeen left five people injured. Photo: Jelly Tse

He added the driver of the van was initially trapped but later freed by emergency services.

He also said the man was among the five people injured. The others were the crane operator, a woman construction worker, and the driver and passenger of the truck.

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The five suffered minor injuries and were taken to Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam.

All lanes of the slip road from the Aberdeen Tunnel-bound Wong Chuk Hang Road to Grantham Hospital were closed to traffic following the incident, the Transport Department said.

Police are investigating the cause of the incident.

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