One person was killed and 16 injured on Monday when a minibus en route to Sha Tin Wai lost control and overturned on Shing Mun Tunnel Road.

The 67-year-old driver was found unconscious and trapped in the compartment before being rescued by firemen. He had sustained a serious head injury and was later certified dead at 10.07am at Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan.

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Ten male and six female passengers, aged between 18 and 56, were injured and sent to Yan Chai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital in a conscious state.

According to local media reports, 10 ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

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Bystander footage of the scene posted online showed the vehicle flipped on its head with its roof crushed in and glass strewn across the highway.

As of 11.40am, the slow lane of Shing Mun Tunnel road bound for Sha Tin via Mei Chung court was closed, while traffic remains busy in the vicinity, according to a spokesperson from the Traffic Department.

Police are investigating the fatal collision.

Jennifer Creery is a Hong Kong-born British journalist, interested in minority rights and urban planning. She holds a BA in English at King's College London and has studied Mandarin at National Taiwan University.