18 people were killed after a double-decker bus overturned in Hong Kong, China’s special administrative region.

According to local police officers, the passengers killed included men and three women confirmed dead at the scene.

Most of the passengers were horse racing fans, as the bus was traveling on a special route for horse racing days.

According to some of the passengers. the bus had been running on high speed before the accident,

Rescuers cut open the top of the bus to save the passengers trapped inside.

According to Hong Kong hospital authority, a total of 47 passengers were injured, with 19 suffering serious injuries and 28 suffering minor injuries. some injured passengers received medical treatment on the site, while others were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The site of the accident has been cordoned off, while an investigation is underway.