Bus plunge in HK kills 21

HONG KONG: At least 21 people were killed and 20 injured yesterday when a double-decker bus packed with commuters ran off a highway and plunged down a steep slope in one of Hong Kong's worst-ever traffic accidents. 

Police said the bus, operated by the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, crashed through railings on the busy Tuen Mun Highway in the western Kowloon area of Hong Kong's largely rural New Territories. 

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