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  1. Blaze destroys five-star Dynasty Wanxin hotel in Shenyang after New Year fireworks land on nearby building

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dawn on Thursday. There were no casualties, Xinhua reported. Firefighters had difficulty tackling the blaze because the building was 219 metres tall but their equipment could only reach to 50 metres. Police said the blaze was triggered by fireworks which landed on a nearby apartment building. It broke out at midnight in Tower B of the Dynasty Wanxin complex, and the flames quickly ...

  2. Should the government build incinerators in Hong Kong?

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... the release of toxic substances which can damage our nervous system. Besides, building incinerators could have an adverse impact on our economy. Surveys have shown that property values near incinerators tend to be much lower than in other areas. Because of these reasons, many people are opposed to the building of incinerators in their neighbourhood. There are other solutions that do ...

  3. Blaze revives fears about lack of sprinklers in pre-1973 buildings

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Adrian Wan A fire at a Kwun Tong industrial building has raised concerns about the speed of a review of fire safety in old buildings. A fireman was injured fighting the blaze, which broke out in a rock-climbing centre on the 13th floor of the Tak Lung Industrial Building in Wai Yip Street at 11pm on Saturday. It was the second blaze in an old industrial building ...

  4. 20 jailed for role in fire at CCTV building

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and injured eight- six firefighters and two construction workers. It charred over 80 per cent of the surface of the building on the north side of the iconic new CCTV headquarters, causing damage ... embarrassingly as debates continue over what to do with it. The fire raised questions over abuse of power and a cover-up. The building on fire became material for mocking photos online. Internet users ...

  5. Killer fire exposes buildings hazard

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong, Joshua But and Austin Chiu The blaze that killed a fireman on Monday exposed a hazard in old industrial buildings where vacant units have been illegally divided and let for art, ... buildings erected before 1973, which are not required to have sprinklers. The Lai Cheong Factory Building, where Monday's blaze gutted a knitwear workshop, was originally designed to have four ...

  6. 58 dead and 56 still missing from Shanghai apartment block blaze

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and confirmed for the first time that managers of a building contractor suspected to have dubious links to local government were among those detained. Two 'responsible persons' at Shanghai Jiayi Building Decoration Engineering- the subcontractor responsible for the renovation project that caused the fire- were among the original eight detainees, police said. The four taken ...

  7. Old districts' buildings 'fail basic safety codes'

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Thousands of buildings in older districts would fail to meet minimum legal fire-safety requirements and are a threat to society, a grass-roots political party has warned. The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said thousands of buildings in districts such as Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City had outdated fire-safety equipment and that a law ...

  8. 13 injured as blaze sweeps Kwai Chung building, forcing 80 to flee

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Thirteen people were injured and 80 residents were forced to flee after a fire broke out in a residential building in Kwai Chung last night. Part of the Ming Tak Building on Ping Fu Path caught fire at about 9pm. The thick smoke billowing from the blaze trapped some residents in their flats. Residents fled the building in fear, some with burns to their faces and hair ...

  9. Team to investigate fire at CCTV building

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... one fireman dead and gutted the 30-storey hotel building, part of the state broadcaster's futuristic new complex in downtown Beijing. Mr Huang said the fire was the result ...

  10. Seconds to destruction

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of ground-floor shop and warns passers-by to move away from building, but is ignored 1.43pm Police receive report saying woman seen shouting warnings out of window on first floor of building 1.46pm Building collapses in less than 20 seconds 1.46pm Fire Services Department arrives on scene 2.47pm Body of 40-year-old woman found; two injured men, 56 and 79 years old, rescued from rubble ...




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