The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Photo gallery: Hong Kong begins official mourning for ferry victims


Hong Kong, a city wreathed in black on Thursday, mourned the 38 who perished in Monday night’s freak boat tragedy.

Office executives donned black suits, manual workers wore black polo shirts, while students wrapped black bands around their arms.

At noon, all stopped what they were doing to mark three minutes of silence.

Government servants, led by Chief Executive Leung Chun Ying, took part in a ceremony at the government complex.