National Flags and HKSAR Flags at half-mast mourns Lamma ferry victims

National Flags and HKSAR Flags at half-mast mourns Lamma ferry victims (hkdigit-20121004-080239)

To express deep condolences to the victims of the vessel collision incident off Lamma Island, the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, has marked 4 October, 2012 as a day of condolence.

A government spokesman announced that Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast for 3 days from 4 October, 2012 to 6 October, 2012.

Noting the half-mast arrangements by the HKSAR Government in memory of the victims of the vessel collision incident off Lamma Island, the State Council has advised the HKSAR Government that the National Flags displayed at all HKSAR government offices and Central People’s Government offices in the HKSAR will be flown at half-mast for three consecutive days.

The Lamma Island ferry collision occurred on 1 October,2012 when a ferry and another passenger vessel collided off Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, at about 20:20 HKT. The day was the National Day of the PRC, and one of the ships was headed for the commemorating fireworks display, which was scheduled to take place half an hour later. With 38 killed and more than 100 injured, the incident was the deadliest maritime disaster in Hong Kong since 1971.

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