Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

A deadly Hong Kong bus crash that killed 19 and left scores more injured was under investigation Sunday, with the city’s leader calling for a wide-ranging inquiry as questions surfaced over the industry’s long hours and low pay. Most victims of the accident on Saturday evening, which saw a double decker flip over and smash into a lamppost, were men aged in their 50s and 60s, according to local media. One man was 37.

There were heart-wrenching scenes at the site of the crash Sunday, as loved ones of the dead wailed with grief amid burning incense sticks at a makeshift commemoration. “Come home,” one mourner cried, while others were so overcome with emotion they had to be supported by companions. Police said 19 were killed and 65 injured, some critically, after the vehicle overturned in the north of the semi-autonomous region. The driver has been arrested. (AFP)

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<p>Emergency workers prepare to rescue injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Emergency workers prepare to rescue injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo)

<p>Relatives burn paper money as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Relatives burn paper money as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

<p>Relatives throw paper money as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Relatives throw paper money as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

<p>Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturns to its left on Tai Po Road on Feb. 10, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturns to its left on Tai Po Road on Feb. 10, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

<p>Relatives cry as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Relatives cry as they pay last tributes to bus crash victims in Hong Kong Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

<p>Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturns to its left on Tai Po Road on Feb. 10, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturns to its left on Tai Po Road on Feb. 10, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

<p>This picture taken on Feb. 10, 2018 shows a firefighter (R) taking pictures at the scene after a double-decker bus toppled over in Hong Kong. (Photo: saac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

This picture taken on Feb. 10, 2018 shows a firefighter (R) taking pictures at the scene after a double-decker bus toppled over in Hong Kong. (Photo: saac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Firemen hurry to try to remove injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Apple Daily via AP) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Firemen hurry to try to remove injured passengers from a double-decker lying on its side in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Apple Daily via AP)

<p>First responders work at the scene of a bus crash on Tai Po Road, near Tsung Tsai Yuen, Tai Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Alex Hofford/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

First responders work at the scene of a bus crash on Tai Po Road, near Tsung Tsai Yuen, Tai Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Alex Hofford/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Rescuers walk beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers walk beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers carry an injured person after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers carry an injured person after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers work at the site of a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: China Daily via Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers work at the site of a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: China Daily via Reuters)

<p>Rescuers carry a body after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers carry a body after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers walk beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers walk beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers carry an injured person after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers carry an injured person after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Emergency services workers (C) prepare to carry a body of a passenger after a bus crash in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Emergency services workers (C) prepare to carry a body of a passenger after a bus crash in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Firemen work at the scene of a bus crash in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Apple Daily via AP) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Firemen work at the scene of a bus crash in Hong Kong, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Apple Daily via AP)

<p>Rescuers arrive after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers arrive after a bus crashed in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Rescuers work near a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers work near a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

<p>Investigators inspect the underside of a bus after it crashed in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Investigators inspect the underside of a bus after it crashed in Hong Kong on Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Rescuers work near a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters) </p>
Deadly Hong Kong bus crash

Rescuers work near a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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