Pinoy caregiver and his employer killed in Hong Kong bus mishap


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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and his employer were both killed after they were ran over by a bus in Kowloon, Hong Kong on Thursday morning, June 15.

The victims are a 58-year old Filipino caregiver and an 85-year-old woman whom he had taken care of for more than a decade.

A tourist bus reportedly failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing and hit the pair. According to EJ Insight, the bus suddenly lurched forward, knocked down a traffic light before hitting the victims near Pak Tai Street at To Kwa Wan.

It took around 10 minutes for the rescuers to free the two victims who were trapped underneath the bus. The elderly woman died at the scene and the OFW died later at the Kwong Wah Hospital.

“As far as we know, it was a green light for the pedestrians. We believe the driver ran a red light,” said senior inspector Ho Chun-hin.

The 55-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death but he tested negative for alcohol.

“We are still investigating [why the tour bus skidded forward]. We will check whether any problems exist in the mechanical system of the tour bus,” the police added.

Most of the 31 passengers aboard the bus were unhurt, except for one male passenger who sustained minor injuries and was rushed  to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

This article has been viewed 2644 times. Article originally posted: June 17, 2017, 6:07 pm (UTC-0). Last update: June 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm (UTC-0).

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