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    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... the final death toll to 46- many of them children. Authorities in Yunnan province said that the last three bodies were recovered on Saturday morning after a night of frantic efforts by more than 1,000 rescue workers to locate the final missing residents of the remote village of Gaopo. Xinhua said those buried included 27 adults and 19 children. Two other people were hospitalised after ...

  2. Donating packages of sympathy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... such as towels and water bottles were packaged and sent to a child in areas hit by the quake. The aim was to send gifts to children for Children's Day, which was yesterday. On the first day 3,449 ...

  3. Plea to save children

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu While Hong Kong teens dream of big, fat red packets this year, children in Pakistan are starving. Six months after the catastrophic monsoon rains, hundreds of thousands of children do not have enough to eat. The situation has reached an alarming state, and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) is calling on people to help the children by donating ...

  4. Introducing children to world of chimps

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam After spending most of her life studying chimpanzees in Africa, one of the world's best known authorities on primates has turned her attention to the children of Hong Kong and the mainland. Dr Jane Goodall was in the city last week to promote the local branch of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots, a grass-roots programme aimed at young people. At 76, she has ...

  5. Parents dig with bare hands for trapped children

    Posted Apr 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... for missing children after Wednesday's quake. The number of children killed and injured by the quake is likely to be disproportionately high because Yushu county was an education centre ... At the No 3 Primary School in Yushu county, where 3,000 schoolchildren studied, parents, teachers and rescuers dug through the ruins with their bare hands and pulled at least 61 children out alive. ...

  6. HK hero dies saving children

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer A Hong Kong man died trying to save earthquake victims on the mainland. Truck driver Wong Fuk-wing (right), 46, was rescuing people at an orphanage in Yushu. He managed to save three children and a staff member. But when he returned to save others, there was an aftershock. He was seriously hurt, and he died an hour later. It was not the first time Wong had helped ...

  7. Children missing for 4 days drowned in pond, police say

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Police say five children in Zhejiang who went missing for four days- sparking fears that they had been abducted by child traffickers- drowned in a pond shortly after leaving ... after they said goodbye to their grandmother and disappeared together on Thursday. They were the children of two brothers from Xialuwang village in Tiantai county. Four were siblings living ...

  8. Children draw on artistic skills to spread festive cheer

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan When children give their parents drawings, the handiwork usually ends up on the fridge. But for dozens of budding artists, their creations were given a much bigger platform on which to shine. For the past week, the walls at Barclays Capital Asia's Central office have been adorned with paintings by the children of company staff, on the theme of 'Happy ...

  9. Eight children among 23 dead as huge landslide buries homes

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Twenty-three migrants, including eight children, were confirmed dead in a massive landslide in the northern province of Shanxi. The remains of 12 males and 11 females were ... investigation said the children who died ranged in age from one to four, adding that all of the victims were miners or family members who came from Qiaojia county in the southwestern province of Yunnan. ...

  10. No one warned us, says villager searching for her lost children

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... there was still no sign of three of her other children who, like she and Vinaflor, had been swept away by rampaging waters caused by Tropical Storm Ketsana a week ago. Her village, Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, was one of the hardest hit by the storm. Thirty-one bodies have been found, but a further 90, mostly children, are listed as missing. Staff at Tajuna Funeral Home told Tutor ...




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