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A Child rescued from the ferry is settled at the coast

36 people died in a collision between two passenger boats in Hong Kong.The boat was carrying 121 passengers and three crew members when the accident happened near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong Island around 8 p.m. local time, the Associated Press reported.

It was hit by a ferry run by the Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry company on a regularly scheduled service, causing the charter boat to rapidly sink, leaving half the bow sticking up from the water.

The Hong Kong Hospital Authority said that about 100 people and the bodies of several of the dead had been rescued from the water and taken to public hospitals, according to CNN.

The collision occurred during a busy period for passenger travel in Hong Kong, at the end of a long holiday weekend to mark the mid-autumn festival that this year coincides with China’s National Day on 1 October.