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  1. Wave puts Taiwan on high alert

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwan breathed a sigh of relief after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan spared the island. The tsunami was expected to hit eastern, northeastern and parts of northern Taiwan between 5.30pm and 6pm yesterday. But no wave hit.  ...

  2. Take Two

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... A SHARED DIRECTING credit is as rare in Hong Kong as it is in Hollywood. It only happens when one director mentors the other or if one of them has done such a bad job that someone else has had to step in. But there are exceptions to the rule. The most suc ...

  3. Mong Kok inferno kills 4, injures 55

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu, Ng Kang-chung and Agnes Lam Firemen die fighting major apartment blaze Two firefighters, an elderly woman and a person believed to be a nightclub employee were killed ... No 5 fire at Cornwall Court, Nathan Road, Mong Kok and were admitted to four hospitals. A 26-year-old man, at one point critical, was last night in serious condition along with two other men ...

  4. Building collapse kills six in Guangdong

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Chow Chung Yan

    ... At least six construction workers were killed yesterday in Xinhui city, Guangdong, after a seven-storey department store under construction collapsed. Construction on the building in Zhongshen South Road was close to completion and the workers were puttin ...

  5. Top officials turn out to mourn firefighting hero

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan and Ng Kang-chung Sombre firefighters lined up yesterday amid wreaths and banners of praise to remember Chan Siu-lung, one of two firefighters who died in a Mong Kok blaze last ... Chung-yee were among the senior officials and scores of mourners- including fire survivors- who sent wreaths. During his year at the Mong Kok Fire Station, Chan, who was not married, won ...

  6. Fireman who died in line of duty buried with full honours

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

    ... and family attended a service with full honours in Hung Hom. Senior government officials and dozens of firemen lined the footpath outside the Universal Funeral Parlour, from which the coffin, draped ... civil service chief Denise Yue Chung-yee, heads of the disciplined services and legislators. 'He was passionate and worked from the heart,' said Leung Man-fai, a fireman of 23 years ...

  7. Commuters battle through downpour

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a number of beaches in the territory due to large waves which were considered dangerous. The beaches include: Turtle Cove Beach, St Stephen?s Beach and Chung Hom Kok Beach in Southern District, ... of rainfall to Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi, Kwai Chung, Sha Tin and Sai Kung. The Observatory issued a thunderstorm warning at 7.05am, saying?scattered, squally thunderstorms were expected to occur over Hong ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to find' September 6) regarding difficulties finding the quiet car at the MTR East/West Rail interchange at Hung Hom, before the Spaace Maan incident was reported. This involved a French DJ who ...

  9. Mong Kok inferno mystery: why did firemen die while women survived?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of senior fireman Siu Wing-fong, 46, and fireman Chan Siu-lung, 25, hailed as heroes for continuing their efforts in the Mong Kok inferno even as their air ran out. The pair fought their way ... he tried to contact Siu seven times from 10.32am but failed. Later he heard him call: 'Chief commander, I am the senior fireman of the Mong Kok unit, my tanks are out of air, I need ...

  10. Upgrade piers for more activities along harbour, study urges

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Typhoon Shelter to Heng Fa Chuen; Yau Tong to Kowloon Bay; To Kwa Wan to Hung Hom; and Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter to Tai Kok Tsui. The study suggested that the piers, including those in North ... Hom: Small cafes and restaurants at upgraded Kowloon City Ferry Pier Yau Ma Tei Typhoon Shelter to Tai Kok Tsui: Landscaped promenade SOURCE: HARBOUR BUSINESS FORUM ...




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