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  1. School offers a distraction from disaster

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... shock,' said N. Rukmini, a primary school teacher. Soundarya survived the tsunami by clinging to the top of a coconut tree. Her family survived, but the terror of the wave had made her virtually ...

  2. Wen ready to take blame for mine disaster

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disaster in Liaoning that claimed the lives of 213 workers. After briefing regional government officials from across the nation on the latest developments at the Sunjiawan coal mine in Fuxin ... yesterday. Liaoning governor Zhang Wenyue ordered that further efforts should be made to comfort the distraught relatives. The bodies of the miners should be washed and dressed in new clothes before ...

  3. Resources rolled out to prevent mining disasters

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing The State Council says it will allocate more resources and roll out more specific measures to prevent mining disasters. Zhang Guobao, chairman of the State ... that economic development must not ignore industrial safety. In a report card on the first year of implementing policies to revitalise the northeast, Mr Zhang said the Fuxin disaster, which killed 214 ...

  4. New mine tragedy amid safety pledges

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Disaster strikes as Wen Jiabao pushes for more responsibility Sixteen miners were killed and 11 remain missing in the nation's latest coal mine disaster. The tragedy ... with hindsight, the mine accidents were not unavoidable if [everyone involved] was more responsible. Most of the recent mine disasters could [have] been avoided if they paid more attention ...

  5. Five die, 17 missing in Yunnan mine

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin At least five miners died and 17 more are missing after another coal mine explosion- in Yunnan province- just a day after the Fuxin disaster. The blast happened at an illegal mine in Fuyuan county, Qujing city, on Tuesday afternoon, Xinhua said yesterday. Fifteen workers were injured. Rescuers were continuing to search for the missing miners, and the number ...

  6. Safety drive for mines to push prices higher

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan, Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng and Elaine Chan Cost pressures on coal will come from expenses to meet standards and tighter supply caused by expected pit closures China will compel its coal industry to spend more on safety after several high-profile mine disasters in recent months underscored how soaring demand has exacerbated substandard conditions in the nation's coal mines. China's ...

  7. Woman who lit fatal fire jailed for three years: report

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YI HU Updated at 2.00pm: A woman who deliberately lit a fire in her apartment which killed her husband was sentenced to three years jail in the High Court on Thursday, Chinese language newspapers reported on Friday. A breakdown in the relationship between ...

  8. Gas-leak residents allowed home

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Most of the residents displaced by a deadly chlorine gas leak from a truck crash in Huaian City, Jiangsu Province, were allowed to return home last night. Four days after the chemical spill forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people, t ...

  9. 29 killed as truck blast destroys bus

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan At least 29 people were killed when a truck loaded with explosives blew up on a mainland highway yesterday, destroying a bus carrying passengers from Shenzhen. The accident happened at about 4am near the city of Shangrao in Jiangxi. The bla ...

  10. 194 miners trapped after fatal blast

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Rescuers were last night searching for 194 miners trapped underground in a coal mine in Liaoning province after a gas explosion left at least 25 people dead. Xinhua said the explosion happened more than 200 metres underground yesterday afte ...




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