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Airport workers’ bus hits taxi on Hong Kong road, killing 5

A damaged taxi is seen after a crash with a coach, back, in Hong Kong Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. A bus ferrying workers to Hong Kong International Airport slammed into a stopped taxi on a highway Friday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said. (Apple Daily via AP)

HONG KONG (AP) — A bus ferrying workers to Hong Kong International Airport slammed into a stopped taxi on a highway Friday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said.

Four bus passengers, including three who were thrown from the coach, and the taxi driver were killed. The injured included the bus driver and a German tourist in the taxi.

The bus, carrying 36 airport employees, ran into the taxi shortly before 5 a.m., Superintendent Michael Yip of the Hong Kong Police traffic headquarters said at a news briefing. He said the taxi was stopped in a highway lane with its emergency flashers on about 19 kilometers (12 miles) from the airport.

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