Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry

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School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.

Six crew arrested after Hong Kong ferry collision kills 37
Tan Ee Lyn and James Pomfret | Reuters
9:30 a.m. EDT, October 2, 2012

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested six crew on Tuesday after a ferry and a company boat carrying more than 120 staff and family celebrating the mid-autumn festival collided, killing 37 people as the boat sank.

The boat, belonging to Hongkong Electric Co, controlled by billionaireLi Ka-shing, was taking passengers to watch fireworks in the city’s Victoria Harbor on Monday when the two vessels collided near the picturesque outlying island of Lamma.

Five children were among the dead. More than 100 people were taken to hospital, with nine suffering serious injuries or in critical condition, the government said in a statement.

“We suspect that somebody did not fulfill their responsibility, that’s why we made the arrests,” Police Commissioner Andy Tsang said. “We do not rule out the possibility that further arrests will be made.”

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