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  1. Lax safety measures blamed for bridge collapse

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Insufficient safety measures and shoddy construction have been blamed for Sunday's fatal bridge collapse in Hunan that killed nine people and injured 16. A 200-metre section of the bridge on Hongqi Road in downtown Zhuzhou collapsed onto a road below and crushed 24 vehicles. The bridge, scheduled to be demolished today, was closed to traffic early this month ...

  2. Bridge collapse in Hunan kills at least nine people

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan At least nine people were killed, 16 injured and more than 20 cars crushed when a bridge collapsed onto a road in a Hunan province city. The bridge, which was due ... 'Nanling Engineering... was removing piers No109 and 110 with machines according to the plan,' the notice said. 'At 4.20pm, piers No102 to 109 suddenly collapsed.' The bridge ...

  3. Collapse of scaffolding kills worker

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan One man died and three were injured last night when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in Kwai Chung. The accident happened just before 7pm at the Stonecutters Bridge ... collapsed. While most of the workers managed to escape in time, four fell to the ground. They were rescued by Fire Services officers and taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, where a 49-year-old man ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Tree decayed over a long period before collapsing, arborist says

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Joyce Ng

    ... it collapsed during a rainstorm on Sunday. Ken So Kwok-yin, a certified arborist and chief executive of the Conservancy Association, said after visiting the site yesterday that 70 per cent of the tree roots were rotten. 'The roots are blackened and very brittle, which means the tree had already lost physical support before it collapsed,' he said. 'Such serious decay could ...

  6. Assessment of bridge project's impact on air quality is flawed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a shame that the Advisory Council on the Environment found so little to question in the environmental impact assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project ('Environment watchdog backs delta bridge plan', October 13). The Highways Department's ridiculous claim that the bridge will have no residual air quality impact after it goes into operation, ...

  7. Accidents take toll as building boom strains capacity

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month, a crane at the construction site of a huge bridge in Wulong county, Chongqing, collapsed and killed 11 people. Two days later, an elevator at the construction site in Ningde city, Fujian ... Stephen Chen The collapse of a Hangzhou subway tunnel has raised alarm bells about the mainland's public infrastructure building frenzy, construction experts say. Subway construction ...

  8. Hundreds feared dead in Taiwan as mud and rocks bury village

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... resort, were damaged by flash floods and mudslides. A six-storey hotel collapsed and slammed into the river during the flash flood. 'All we need is for the authorities to help us find my ... in Kaohsiung were cut off by broken bridges and roads. Part of the village was reported to have been buried by a rockslide on Sunday, with at least six people killed. Mr Ma blamed the weather bureau ...

  9. Efforts to narrow wealth gap welcome

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... blaze that claimed 53 lives, and an investigation has been launched into the cause of a bridge collapse near Beijing that left 37 dead. Anger has also been directed at local officials over ...

  10. slice of life

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... being drowned. Buildings collapsed, people were buried alive and there was extensive flooding everywhere. Several ships sank, while others broke from their moorings at the height of the gale ... a stone's throw from Lowu Bridge, spanning the Shenzhen River. The governor hoped the memory of those who died in the defence of Hong Kong would not fade with the passage of time. Sir Robert Black ...




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