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BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council Wednesday expressed condolences over the death of three on-duty customs officers in Hong Kong.
Xu Luying also extended sincere sympathies to the families of the deceased as well as the injured personnel.
A patrol vessel of the Hong Kong Customs sank while on duty in the waters near Sha Chau around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Xu said.
Three customs officers died in the accident, while the other two on the vessel were injured, Xu said.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.