An expressway in Guangzhou, China. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Aimaimyi

Two Hong Kong people were killed and nine injured in a coach crash in Nansha district in China’s Guangdong province on Monday night.

A tour bus taking 43 middle-aged and elderly Hong Kong people crashed into a lorry on an expressway near Nansha district in Guangzhou South at about 10pm, Apple Daily reported.

A 61-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman died, while nine people aged from 37 to 72 were injured and had to stay in a hospital on the mainland for treatment.

The remaining 32 passengers have returned to Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong tour group was heading back to Futian Port after a day trip to Panyu when the accident happened, Oriental Daily reported.

The front of the coach was seriously damaged in the crash.

A passenger said the lorry was hard to see because it was not flashing its tail lights on the expressway, Radio Television Hong Kong reported.

Asia Times Financial is now live. Linking accurate news, insightful analysis and local knowledge with the ATF China Bond 50 Index, the world's first benchmark cross sector Chinese Bond Indices. Read ATF now.