The accident scene at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Photo: Wayne Yim

A 70-year-old woman died and four others were injured in a traffic accident in Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui on Thursday morning.

At 8am, a taxi and a bus from Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) operating on route 78D collided at the junction of Nathan Road and Mody Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Sing Tao Daily reported.

The taxi destroyed kerbside railings and a road sign before coming to a halt on the sidewalk.

Three female passengers who were standing near the door of the bus at the time of the accident were thrown off their feet, and one of the victims, a 70-year-old woman surnamed Tong, was knocked unconscious.

Tong was later pronounced dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and two other female passengers, aged 48 and 56, were declared in stable condition, but requiring further treatment at the hospital.

The 68-year-old taxi driver and the 52-year-old KMB bus driver, both of whom passed the breath test for alcohol, also suffered injuries and were sent to hospital.

Police later arrested the taxi driver for dangerous driving causing death.

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