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  1. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Wenchuan, Sichuan pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Healing influence of motherhood enables women who lost their children in 2008 to overcome despair and rediscover purpose in life ... house had gone. There was no meaning to life. For a long time I thought only death could relieve me of all this." But the government project helping mothers who had lost children to give ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  3. 10 children injured as bus tips over

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ten kindergarten pupils were injured when their school bus tipped onto its side in Harbin yesterday. The accident happened when the children, all ... school-bus safety. Eight children who were sent to Harbin Red Cross Central Hospital have already been discharged. The two others, who suffered a broken collarbone and a head injury, were sent ...

  4. Need to protect innocent children

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least 15 children died when a bus drove into a ditch in Jiangsu. School bus accidents are the result of a lack of legislation. In Gansu, for example, the nine-seater bus was packed with 62 children. Many mainlanders are not aware of road rules, while drivers do not care about the safety of their passengers and other road users. There should be tough penalties against overloading ...

  5. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 18 children were killed yesterday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 62 kindergarten pupils, a teacher and a driver crashed head-on into a coal truck in Zhengning county, Gansu. Forty-four children were injured, including 12 in serious condition. All of the victims were aged four or five. The driver and the teacher were also ...

  6. Pain never fades for parents who lost children in collapsed schools

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is 18 months old. But hundreds of other couples tried to have children and failed. Some women suffered miscarriages, which quake survivors have blamed high levels of formaldehyde ...

  7. Children hurt as school bus, truck collide

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thirteen primary school students and their bus supervisor suffered minor limb injuries and felt unwell after a collision between their school bus and a truck in Tai Po yesterday. The seven girls and six boys, aged 11 and 12, and the woman, 43, ...

  8. Eight disabled children die in pre-dawn blaze at orphanage

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Eight mentally and physically disabled children suffocated in a predawn fire in an orphanage-nursing home in Huizhou, Guangdong, yesterday. The blaze started when an incense burner used to repel mosquitoes ignited a bed quilt, creating intense smoke while the children were sleeping in the dormitory. An initial fire department investigation laid the blame ...

  9. Diet of ocean fish harmful to children: study

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Too much ocean fish could lead to severe learning and behavioural disorders among young children, medical experts have found. The findings, published by the Medical Journal of Australia yesterday, involved a study conducted on children under six who had a regular diet of large, predatory fish. It was found that while eating small fish two to three times a week could ...

  10. High risk of children being burned at home

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Children face an 'alarming' risk of getting hurt at home, concerned groups have warned. A study from May to July found that 15 per cent of children had been burned with hot liquid or fire. A total of 1,800 parents who had children aged two to six were interviewed by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, a child-protection group. ...




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