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  1. 6 die, 12 hurt in bridge collapse near epicentre of Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reported. About 100 metres of the 300-metre bridge collapsed, sweeping vehicles into the river, Xinhua said. At least seven vehicles were destroyed, including six trucks and a minivan. But Xinhua ... recovered from the river, Xinhua reported. Pictures from the scene showed vehicles hanging off the collapsed bridge, while photographs on scol.com.cn, a news portal run by the Sichuan government, ...

  2. Nanjing's 'tofu bridge' was put up for award

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of the bridge, and it was derided as a 'tofu bridge', a reference to the 'tofu' schools that collapsed in the wake of last year's Sichuan earthquake. It is all a far cry from ... that an investigation would take place into the construction work, but they reassured the public that there was no danger of the bridge collapsing. Zou Jianping, deputy director of city's housing ...

  3. Stadium collapses in Inner Mongolia

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Tuojiang bridge in Hunan province collapsed as workers were dismantling its steel scaffolding. In December 2009, substantial cracks were found in Nanjing's 50 million yuan Hanzhongmen Bridge. ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou A billion-yuan stadium in Inner Mongolia has collapsed, the latest in a string of 'tofu' projects on the mainland sparking concerns about building safety. ...

  4. Shanghai bridge found stuffed with foam

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... lives,' respected blogger Hecaitou wrote on Twitter. 'Buildings collapse during construction, subways collide and now they even use rubbish to build bridges. You need to be brave to live ... Fiona Tam First it was 'tofu' schools, now foam bridges. Shanghai engineers have become the subject of ridicule from internet users after a supposedly concrete bridge was found ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. More arrests over Beijing hotel fire that killed 11

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wooden sheets were laid down and the solder burned through the timber. Poor safety measures were also the focus of arrests linked to a fatal bridge collapse in Miyun county in the capital during Lunar New Year celebrations. On February 5, 37 people were crushed to death when a panicked crowd rushed onto the bridge, causing it to collapse. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Inquest told of struggle to rescue pair after wall collapsed

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The bodies of a man and a woman crushed to death after a 30-tonne wall collapsed in a rainstorm lay in their hut for more than 12 hours as rescuers struggled to remove ... daughters were in the adjacent hut when their neighbour came knocking at 6am to say the wall had collapsed. Neighbour Lin Sai-ming said: 'It was raining heavily outside. Then I heard a big ...

  10. Three killed in Guangxi building collapse

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daisy Zhong Three people were killed and nine injured when a three-storey building collapsed in Guigang, Guangxi, yesterday in the latest of a spate of building collapses around ... morning, a building at the Shanxi Provincial People's Hospital in Taiyuan collapsed after holes up to 15 metres wide opened up on a road in the provincial capital. No injuries were reported. ...




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