At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus crash .

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At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus crash

A double-decker bus has crashed in northern Hong Kong, leaving at least 19 people dead and dozens injured.

The bus was carrying a lot of passengers when it overturned on a highway in the suburbs. The accident occurred at around 6 PM local time on Saturday.

Local media say at least 19 people have been confirmed dead. More than 60 others are being treated at hospitals.

Footage from the scene shows rescuers providing first aid and carrying the injured away on stretchers.

Local media outlets have quoted an injured person as saying that the bus was going very fast when it entered a curve.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.