HONG KONG, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Two vessels, with about 100 people onboard, collided on Monday evening off the Lamma Island to the southwest of the Hong Kong Island, and rescue was underway, local police said.
Initial reports from police said a boat crashed into a small passenger ferry at around 8:30 p.m. local time.
At least 74 people have been rescued so far, with one unconscious, local media reported. Some have been taken ashore to be transferred to a local hospital, while others have been taken to the Lamma Island.
Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung has rushed to a pier near South Horizons in Ap Lei Chau to visit the injured people. He told reporters that relevant departments of the city government have made all-out efforts to rescue those who fell into the sea.
He said the city government has set up the coordination center to tackle emergencies.
"Tonight, I and my colleagues will closely follow the developments of this accident. We will do all we can do to deal with the aftermath (of the accident)," Leung said.