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  1. 3 firemen killed in Urumqi building blaze

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... Emma Shen Three firefighters have been killed in an inferno that raged for nearly 22 hours through a shop and office building and a neighbouring hotel in Urumqi, the capital ... used as offices. 'We received a call from that building at 8.25pm,' an official from the Urumqi fire department said. Mainland media reported that a security guard first noticed ...

  2. Uygur woman admits plot to hijack, crash plane

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A young Uygur woman has confessed to an attempt to hijack and crash a passenger plane from Urumqi, Xinjiang, this month as part of a terrorist plot, the Ministry of Public ... at the Urumqi airport; and trying to carry out a terrorist attack on March 7, the statement said. Police arrested her and another suspect after the plane, bound for Beijing, made an emergency landing ...

  3. Two plane hijacking gang members die

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... passengers and nine crew, took off from Hotan airport, bound for the regional capital, Urumqi, at about 12.30pm on Friday. The attempted hijacking occurred just days before Thursday's third anniversary of clashes between Han Chinese and the Uygur minority in Urumqi on July 5, 2009, that left nearly 200 dead and hundreds wounded. With the help of six plain-clothes police on board ...

  4. Police keep tabs on blaze site owner

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Emma Shen

    ... Emma Shen Police in Urumqi, Xinjiang, have frozen the assets and imposed strict limits on the movements of the owner of two inner-city buildings ravaged by a 33-hour blaze this week. Qian ... in the country's poor northwestern regions and bringing in investment from eastern China. According to Xinhua, Deputy Mayor Zhang Hong said the Urumqi government planned to demolish the 12-storey Dehui ...

  5. Quake in Xinjiang destroys homes, causes injuries

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... kilometres west of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, at a depth of seven kilometres. By noon, 189 aftershocks had been recorded, with the most powerful of magnitude 4.2, according to China Earthquake ... that residents in Urumqi felt shakes lasting nearly 20 seconds. Xiu Jigang, vice-director of the China Earthquake Administration, and Wang Haitao, director of the Xinjiang Earthquake Bureau, arrived ...

  6. 2,000 evacuees still in temporary homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... an official said yesterday. The victims are being housed in office buildings, hotels, schools and tents in Wujiaqu, a city north of the regional capital, Urumqi. Jia Zhongsheng, a research officer ... collapsed. Most victims have returned in the past few days after water subsided. The reservoir was built in 1957 about 60km from Urumqi. Designed to hold 30 million cubic metres of water, it had been ...

  7. Mine blast death toll rises to 76

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu The death toll from Monday's coal mine blast in Fukang, Xinjiang region, climbed to 76 yesterday, with seven still missing. Extensive over-production was blamed for the accident, which trapped 87 workers underground at the Shenlong mine. Located 62km from the regional capital of Urumqi, the mine is privately run by the Fukang Shenlong Coal Mine Co and has an annual ...

  8. 25 killed when officials bungle fireworks disposal

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... to 'make an all-out effort to rescue injured people'. The Turpan emergency centre said five of the injured were transferred to an Urumqi hospital for access to better medical treatment ...

  9. 10,000 stranded at Beijing airport as snow brings chaos to capital

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and snow. Normal operations resumed at the airport at about 4pm. Elsewhere across the mainland, eight airports in northern areas, including Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Urumqi, Hohhot and Jinan, were closed ...



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