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  1. Dead infected pigs dug up and sold for eating

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Outbreak in Sichuan has so far killed 27 and left 131 sick Pigs infected with a deadly bacteria have been dug up and sold for human consumption, according ... to prevent infected pork from entering the market, the Chongqing Evening News yesterday revealed that people were digging up dead pigs and selling them. It said the police found two dead pigs ...

  2. Villagers living in ruins after deadly earthquake

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of rubble and their livestock, including three pigs, are left unattended. In neighbouring Taida village, the devastation is no less shocking. Feng Guangfa, 44, works on his three-bedroom house, ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to check for the illegal dumping of dead pigs,' department assistant director Lai Ching-wai said. He reminded farmers to maintain good farm hygiene and properly dispose of animal carcasses. He ... Officials shrug off rising foot-and-mouth cases About 900 pigs were reported to have been infected with foot-and-mouth disease in January compared with about 1,200 pigs for all of last ...

  4. More cities ban Sichuan's pork products

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pig products from the southwestern province to avoid the risk of a deadly bacteria spreading further. The number of people to have caught the Streptococcus suis bacteria has now risen above ... the Southern Metropolis News reported. It also said that some farmers in Ziyang had not properly handled dead pigs and some animals had not been given drugs, as required by the government, due to lack ...

  5. HK on alert as mystery animal bug kills nine

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... illness which has killed nine people and left six fighting for their lives in Sichuan province over the past month. The dead were among several people who have fallen ill since June 24, and the outbreak has prompted the World Health Organisation to intervene. Initial investigations by mainland officials have revealed the patients were farm workers who handled sick or dead pigs and sheep. ...

  6. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state m ...

  7. Major floods put pressure on pork prices to rise

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inflated, a top official from the Ministry of Commerce said. Assistant Minister for Commerce Huang Hai said that severe flooding had disrupted road networks linking pig farms to markets, driving up ... the next six months. He said it would take that long because it took at least six months for baby pigs to mature. According to the survey, the stock of live pigs in the country in May had fallen ...

  8. News - World

    Four dead as Russian plane crashes into motorway

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:11am by AFP

    ... the injured are in a serious condition with head injuries,” a health ministry official told the Interfax news agency. Interfax said that two of the dead were the flight captain and second pilot, whose corpses were found at the site of the crash. The identities of the other dead are not yet known. The crash took place during high winds and a snowstorm in Moscow, but the cause of the accident ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Auckland tornado leaves three dead and causes 'utter devastation'

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Powerful Auckland tornado leaves three dead, with trees toppled and roofs ripped off houses NZ tornado causes 'utter devastation' A freak ... the day, largely dissipating by early evening, although there were fears the winds could pick up overnight. Prime Minister John Key expressed condolences to the families of the dead and praised ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in New Bataan With hundreds dead and scores still missing, the aftermath of destructive storm leaves scenes of devastation in southern Philippines Typhoon survivors left to mourn dead Outside a gymnasium in the battered town of New Bataan, several mud-stained bodies lay side by side, covered by cloth and banana leaves and surrounded by villagers covering their noses ...




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