Dozens have been injured in the wreck, police spokeswoman mentioned.
Images from the scene confirmed the passenger bus mendacity in its aspect. The prime of the bus appeared to have been torn off, native media reported.
At least 17 males and two girls have been amongst these killed, the spokeswoman mentioned.
Tai Po is in Hong Kong’s New Territories on the mainland.
The bus crash occurred close to a big horse racecourse the place particular preparations had been made resulting from anticipated heavy visitors.