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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Boat sinks off Hong Kong after collision; 38 dead

A boat packed with revelers on a long holiday weekend collided with a ferry and sank off Hong Kong, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens, authorities said. The boat was carrying utility company workers and their families to famed Victoria Harbour to watch a fireworks display in celebration of China's National Day and mid-autumn festival. The two vessels collided Monday night near Lamma Island off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island.

Medical personnel transfer a victim from an ambulance
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Medical personnel transfer a victim from an ambulance at a hospital after at least 30 people were injured in a collision between a ferry and another commercial vessel off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Members of the media surround rescue workers as
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Members of the media surround rescue workers as they carry a victim into an ambulance after at least 20 people were injured in a collision between a ferry and another commercial vessel off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Local residents try to get a glimpse of
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Local residents try to get a glimpse of rescue personnel as they tend to a victim who was brought ashore after at least 20 people were injured in a collision between a ferry and another commercial vessel off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near
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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near
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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near
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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

A young survivor is carried by a rescuer,
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A young survivor is carried by a rescuer, and taken onto shore after a collision involving two vessels, in Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near
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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near
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Rescue crews search for passengers in waters near Yung Shue Wan on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

A rescuer looks through a door of a
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A rescuer looks through a door of a rapidly sinking ship after a collision between a ferry and another boat killed eight people and injured 45 others off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Rescued persons are transported on a police vessel
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Rescued persons are transported on a police vessel after a collision between a ferry and another boat killed eight people and injured 45 others off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

A young survivor is comforted by a rescuer
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A young survivor is comforted by a rescuer after a collision involving two vessels in Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

A survivor supported by rescuers is taken onto
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A survivor supported by rescuers is taken onto shore after a collision involving two vessels in Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

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Survivors accompanied by rescuers are taken onto shore
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Survivors accompanied by rescuers are taken onto shore after a collision involving two vessels in Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

A young survivor carried by rescuers is taken
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A young survivor carried by rescuers is taken onto shore after a collision involving two vessels in Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

A survivor carried by rescuers is taken onto
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A survivor carried by rescuers is taken onto shore after a collision involving two vessels in Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Rescuers check on a half-submerged boat after it
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Rescuers check on a half-submerged boat after it collided near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Rescuers check on a half-submerged boat after it
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Rescuers check on a half-submerged boat after it collided Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island. (Oct. 2, 2012)

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Rescuers check on a half submerged boat after
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Rescuers check on a half submerged boat after it collided Monday night near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong. (Oct. 2, 2012)

Medical personnel transfer a victim from an ambulance
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Medical personnel transfer a victim from an ambulance at a hospital after at least 30 people were injured in a collision between a ferry and another commercial vessel off Hong Kong. (Oct. 1, 2012)

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