Lunar New Year fireworks in Hong Kong cancelled to pay tribute to bus crash victims

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Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam told the press today that the Lunar New Year fireworks display originally planned  on the second day of the new year on February 17 has been cancelled as a mark of expression of citywide mourning for the loss of 19 lives on the recent bus crash on Tai Po Road.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Flags  around the city (including the government’s Headquarters at Admiralty)  will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, Lam told reporters at a press conference and cabinet will hold a minute of silence before the next Executive Council meeting.

Chevalier International Holdings, the event sponsor has been duly informed and the money originally allocated for the  event would be donated to the families of the crash victims.

19 killed over the weekend in a double-decker bus crash on Tai Po Road.
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