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  1. Two killed as bridge collapses in Kunming

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Two people were killed and four injured when a bridge being demolished collapsed unexpectedly in Kunming on Tuesday evening. An initial investigation suggested the demolition ... The collapsed section was about 200 metres long, according to local media. The dead include the driver of a van whose vehicle was under the bridge when the accident occurred. His car was crushed ...

  2. New bridge planned for Xi River after collapse

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daily reports. The bridge will be built 6km upstream from the township of Jiujiang, where a bridge collapsed in June after being hit by a sand barge, killing nine people. The new ... said he fully supported the government decision. 'Since the collapse of the Jiujiang Bridge, our living standard has deteriorated, business has plunged and our connection with Foshan has ...

  3. Bribes, shoddy work led to bridge collapse

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Inquiry finds officials monitoring project where 64 died were paid to turn blind eye A preliminary investigation into a bridge collapse in Hunan province that killed 64 people ... of the state-owned bridge construction group had been sacked and other government officials were under criminal investigation. The 42-metre-high stone bridge collapsed on August 13. An earlier Xinhua report ...

  4. Bridging the divide

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bridge-building project in Gansu province three years ago, Cheryl Cham Suet-ying fainted from the stifling summer heat. That hasn't deterred the civil engineering student from returning ... to do something for the villagers. I saw how accidents can occur when crossing the river- for example, a mother and child at Maosi [site of the first bridge] were swept away a few years ...

  5. Taiwan's death toll from Sinlaku rises to at least 11

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the Houfeng Bridge on Sunday, leaving one person dead and five missing, the centre said. Local media said at least two cars and a motorcycle had dropped into the river after the collapse, and all ... at the weekend, the Central Emergency Operations Centre said yesterday. In Nantou county, one of the island's worst-hit regions, seven people were confirmed dead after being trapped in a collapsed ...

  6. Buildings Department starts probe into fifth-floor balcony collapse in Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Buildings Department is investigating whether debris left by construction workers helped cause a balcony at a Kwun Tong flat to collapse. Workers removing an illegal wall construction on a balcony at the 1960s Moonway Mansion on Yuet Wah Street may have left too much concrete on the balcony, contributing to the collapse. The balcony, to which walls and windows had been ...

  7. The Wow Factor

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than meets the eyes Benefit's Primpcess (HK$330) is a sight for sore eyes. This set contains Boi-ing concealer, creaseless cream shadow/liner, three powder shadows for contouring and lining, a BADgal mini mascara and two brushes, as well as a st ...

  8. This week we test: concealer

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To cover dark circles and spots, apply a cream-to-powder multi-purpose concealer. Pat, don't rub, to blend it in. If you need to apply more than three layers, opt for a thicker concealer. NARS Concealer (HK$195/3.4g) This comes in a handy lipstick-sh ...

  9. Big 'quake lake' starts to drain- but far too slowly

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to evacuate if the dam wall collapses. A special bridge and boat brigade from Yunnan province has been summoned to help protect a major oil pipeline and a rail bridge on the line between Shaanxi ... Tangjiashan's quake lake- the biggest and most dangerous of about 34 created by collapsed mountain rocks and mudslides after the 8-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan last month- is holding more than 200 ...

  10. Reunited at last

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tudo got his owner outside before their house collapsed in the Sichuan earthquake. ...




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