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  1. Teen took explosives through Lo Wu to test border checks

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man and Joshua But A dyslexic teenager, placed on probation yesterday for making an explosive substance favoured by Islamist terrorists, said he once took a sample of the powder ... nitrogen and wanted to test the sensitivity of the border checkpoint detectors, which check for nitrogen in explosives. The teenager made the disclosure to a psychologist, whose report was handed ...

  2. Fireman, worker tell inquest sprinklers failed at fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A fire station officer and a worker at the scene of a class-three blaze that engulfed a Tsuen Wan electroplating plant and killed a fireman in 2007 saw no sprinkler systems ... he learned that the ceiling was covered in glass wool [a fire-resistant, thermal insulation material] and that the blaze burned part of it. Wong was a healthy man who exercised regularly ...

  3. Boss questioned over fatal blaze

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A manager at an electroplating factory where a fire broke out and killed a fireman two years ago did not know whether the factory's sprinklers were inspected regularly. Vast Tech Limited operations manager Chan Tak-san told the Coroner's Court yesterday that he was not sure whether an inspector checked the sprinklers annually or whether anyone had inspected ...

  4. Fireman's air ran out too soon, inquest told

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The fireman who died while attempting to put out a class three blaze at an electroplating factory in Tsuen Wan two years ago cried out that he had no air while escaping and shortly before falling unconscious. 'No air! No air!' Wong Ka-hei said as he crawled from the blaze. Senior fireman Chin Kwok-ming radioed the message to their team. Shortly afterwards, ...

  5. Trial over blocking of doors in fatal fire

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The owners body of Cornwall Court - where a blaze killed two firemen in August - its chairman, and a security services company will go on trial in June for blocking off an escape route in the building. The Incorporated Owners of Cornwall Court, chairman Chong Wai-ning, 74, and Mei Ming Wai Building Services are each charged with one count of locking a means of escape. ...

  6. Man charged over 17 deaths in TST blaze

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man who allegedly set fire to a Tsim Sha Tsui karaoke bar in 1997 has been charged in Eastern Court with the murders of 17 people in the blaze. Choi Kam-fai, 33, is said to have been one of three Sun Yee On triad members who threw firebombs at Top One Karaoke on Prat Avenue on January 25, 1997. His case will be mentioned in Kwun Tong Court on Friday. Shenzhen ...

  7. 31 dogs and cats die in blaze at village house

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Man

    ... Clifford Lo and Joyce Man Pet owner not home when deadly fire breaks out in building next door Thirty-one dogs and cats were killed when a fire broke out in a secluded Yuen Long village house early yesterday. Fire and police officers were called to the two-storey house in Ko Po San Tsuen off Kam Tin Road at 1.54am after the blaze broke out on the second floor. It housed 42 pet ...

  8. Bureaus' response to 'out of the ordinary' downpour defended

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Government bureaus responded immediately and appropriately to last weekend's rainstorm but improvements could be made, officials in charge of relief efforts said yesterday. 'This rain was very out of the ordinary. The various departments were mobilised immediately to ensure measures were put in place for the public,' Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng ...

  9. Facts elusive on sinking of Neftegaz-67

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... How did a hard-to-sink tugboat go down so fast? Relatives of the dead sailors aren't getting answers, reports Joyce Man At 11 on the morning of March 23, Natalya Kindyuk woke ... and relatives of 23 other victims of the disaster in a desperate wait for information. Over the next few days, the distance and language barrier added to their frustration as they struggled ...

  10. A man-made disaster that embarrasses Beijing

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Such a man-made disaster is an embarrassment to Beijing while it still basks in acclaim for staging a successful Olympic Games. Industrial accidents threaten to remain a stain on China's record long ... to be a casualty of industrialisation because of disregard for the law at the local level. China is no exception, as we are reminded by the latest disaster in accident-prone Linfen, Shanxi province. ...




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