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  1. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Lushan and Teddy Ng Rescue teams delayed by communications shutdown and long tailbacks on roads into worst-hit areas as death toll rises to 186 Struggle to help quake victims Relief teams battled to gain access to isolated areas in quake-hit Sichuan province as the death toll rose to 188 on Monday, with more than 11,000 injured and 21 still missing. Rescue ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com The young, old and meek find powers they never thought possible to get themselves and their loved ones through a terrifying ordeal Strength and luck aid survivors Remarkable tales of courage and survival continued to appear in ...

  3. Rescue effort unites Tibetans and Han

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... still unaccounted for last night. With the death toll expected to climb now that rescue operations have passed the crucial first 72 hours, the authorities face having to strike a delicate ... normally given earth burials. Cremation was reserved for senior monks and aristocrats. He said that another issue would be how the Tibetan lamas and monks interpreted the deaths from ...

  4. Hollow-brick buildings blamed for quake deaths

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Most of the 25 deaths in last Thursday's earthquake in Yingjiang county, Yunnan, which also left 314 injured, were due to the collapse of poorly constructed buildings built from hollow bricks, authorities say. The head of the county's urban construction bureau, Yin Anqiang, said hollow-brick buildings were common in Yingjiang because they were cheap to build ...

  5. Second brush with death for quake honeymooner

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Fifteen years after a 12-year-old Stanley Cheung Yun-hang nearly died in a fire, he found himself in grave danger again, caught in Japan's biggest earthquake on record on March 11. This time, his first thoughts were for his new bride, Rai ...

  6. Facing death

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee 'Life and death education' refers to a variety of courses and activities that explore the experience and meaning of death and attitudes towards it. The purpose of such programmes is to help people come to terms with an unavoidable but seldom discussed reality that everyone faces and, at the same time, gain an appreciation of life. Courses about death have spread ...

  7. Blaze deaths 'unavoidable'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Even had the capacity of their oxygen tanks been greater, two firemen who died in a blaze in Mong Kok could not have avoided death, a lawyer for the Fire Services Department said. Liu Yuen-ming was making his final submission, before Coroner William Ng Sing-wai summarised evidence yesterday in an inquest into the deaths and those of two others in the blaze ...

  8. 960,000 yuan payout for Shanghai fire deaths

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... persons. Chen said there was no discrepancy between this and the death toll. 'Two of the dead were taken directly to hospital by their family members and so were not reported missing.' ...

  9. Protesters call for safety work on Taiwan's 'road of death'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... injured due to landslides and vehicle accidents on the highway, also dubbed the 'road of death'. 'Why is it so difficult to build a safe road for Hualien people?' asked Hualien ... it would take at least two days to confirm whether it was related to any of the missing. Death toll The number of people killed in landslides and vehicle accidents between 1998 and 2008 ...

  10. The politics of death

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of the earliest cases of mass starvation during the Great Leap Forward (1959-1961), during which 35-40 million died. As president, Liu Shaoqi blamed the deaths 30 per cent on nature and 70 per cent ... the meaning of the Xinyang Incident and how many people in his village had starved to death. He did not dare to speak of this to other people. Initially, I did not believe it. I felt completely ...




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