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  1. One killed in railway bridge collapse

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan At least one worker died and more than 10 were injured after one pier of an unfinished railway bridge connecting the cities of Maoming and Zhanjiang in Guangdong collapsed yesterday. A picture posted on the Online Maoming website showed a concrete mould of a bridge pier had collapsed; several workers could be seen digging amid the wreckage. The China News Service said ...

  2. Kunming projects on hold after airport bridge collapse

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a bridge connecting the new airport. Seven workers were killed and 34 were injured when the unfinished bridge on the expressway collapsed on Sunday afternoon in Yunnan's provincial capital. ... practices and tight deadlines were a factor. The incident once again places Kunming's construction boom in the national spotlight. It comes just a year after the collapse of another bridge ...

  3. Kunming officials butt of jokes over fallen bridge

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing Kunming officials have once again become the butt of jokes among the public for claiming the collapse of a bridge on the city's new airport highway could be due to 'weather, such as strong wind'. The collapse of the unfinished bridge on Sunday, leading to the new airport in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, left seven workers dead and 34 others ...

  4. Three runners critical after collapsing in heat

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years. The new route, taking in an uphill climb for Stonecutter's Bridge, also made life more difficult for competitors. The Hospital Authority said 55 runners- 43 men and 12 women- were ... after the finish line but regained consciousness later. During the 10km events, a middle-aged man who had difficulty breathing collapsed on the Eastern Corridor. Another full-marathon runner ...

  5. Heavy storms wash away bridges

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Continuous rainstorms in southeastern China have washed away at least four bridges and a river levee in Hunan and thousands of buildings in Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi. Local media said four bridges in Xupu county, Huaihua, collapsed after days of downpours. One bridge, measuring 150 metres long and 10 metres wide, in Shanxi township, was washed away ...

  6. Daily danger on nation's bridges

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... to walk on the riverbed because the bridge might collapse on us someday, but the new one is too far away and inconvenient,' said Zhang, the witness. Wang's family appealed his case ... Lulu Chen It was a treacherous daily trip across the decrepit Qiantun village bridge and this time it ended badly, as many had feared. At dawn, the old bridge was muddy after the previous ...

  7. Veteran engineer poised to retire, but not to the private sector

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Sichuan province. From building railways to fixing the alignment of the planned Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, Mak said his experience with the rail department in his early career were among his unforgettable memories. He recalled the collapse in the summer of 1976 of a bridge in Tai Wai on which Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation trains ran: 'The old bridge was broken after nights ...

  8. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... talk show Sunday Taipan on Now TV At the time it was very windy and dusty. Whether this could have caused the collapse, only people at the scene would know. A representative of state-owned China Yunnan Construction, widely ridiculed for blaming the weather for the collapse of an unfinished bridge leading to the new airport in Kunming, leaving seven workers dead and 34 injured ...

  9. Player dies after tennis court collapse

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A 73-year-old man collapsed after playing tennis with his wife at a court at Tsang Tai Uk in Sha Kok Street, Sha Tin, and later died. The man slipped while reaching for a ball and hit his forehead on a wall. He was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital, where he was certified dead. A Leisure and Cultural Services Department spokesman said the size of the court ...

  10. Smaller shipyards could collapse in industry upheaval

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis China's shipbuilding industry is set for an upheaval likely to lead to the collapse of smaller, privately owned shipyards, according to a leading analyst with a Norwegian bank. Thor Andre Lunder, offshore equity researcher for DnB NOR Markets in Singapore, said that with overcapacity among mainland shipbuilders, 'it is likely small yards will disappear ...




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