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Hong Kong ferry: Brit dead

The Foreign Office have confirmed to ITV News that a British national died in a ferry disaster off Hong Kong that claimed the lives of thirty-eight people

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Hong Kong boat was on way to fireworks display

Fireworks over Victoria Harbour marked China's national day Credit: Reuters

Passengers on a ferry that crashed in Hong Kong, leaving at least 36 people dead, were on their way to watch a fireworks display.

The stricken boat had been taking staff from the Hongkong Electric Company and family members to the city's Victoria Harbour to celebrate China's national day and mid-autumn festival.

There were more than 120 passengers aboard the vessel, which hit another ship and began sinking near Lamma island.

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