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  1. Urn walls in flats 'pose fire hazard'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Colleen Lee, Joyce Ng

    ... a columbarium in Wo Hop Shek to provide about 30,000 more niches. Number of deaths in Hong Kong 2004: 37,322 2005: 38,683 2006: 37,415 2007: 39,963 Sources: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, ...

  2. Police move in after monk's fiery death

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... setting himself on fire to protest against Chinese rule, the Tibetan government-in-exile and a rights group said yesterday. Xinhua confirmed the death of Phuntsog, who died early yesterday, more ... been arrested. Seven monks from Kirti were released later, but 20 were believed to be still in jail. Xinhua quoted a county government spokesman as blaming Phuntsog's death on delayed ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.' ...

  6. Elderly survivors tell how they cheated death on a night of panic

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem After the panic, the reflection. The dozens fortunate enough to escape one of Shanghai's worst apartment fires in history yesterday had their tales retold by the local media. The predominantly elderly survivors tearfully recounted how they had cheated death. Some had run, climbed or jumped to safety, and even clung onto precarious scaffolding waiting ...

  7. Club fire deaths accidental, inquest finds

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

    ... Maggie Ng A jury looking at how two firemen died fighting a blaze sparked in a Mong Kok nightclub, along with two other victims in 2008, returned a verdict of accidental death yesterday. The fire, which also injured 55 others, started in the Sun Wah Karaoke Nightclub on the mezzanine floor of Cornwall Court on Nathan Road, Mongkok, on August 10, 2008. The jury for the 11-day inquest ...

  8. Sleepy cabbie held for death crash

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A cabbie who said he fell asleep at the wheel was arrested for dangerous driving after his taxi crashed at a work site in Kwun Tong, killing one worker and injuring two others. The 43-year-old man, who had been driving for about 12 hours befor ...

  9. Mine managers charged with offences punishable by death

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Five coal mine managers stood trial in Henan this week for 'endangering public security through dangerous acts', the first time the country's prosecutors have brought the criminal charge- punishable by death- against mine management after a deadly accident. On September 8 last year a gas explosion at the Xinhua No 4 Mine in Pingdingshan killed 76 ...

  10. Talk of cover-up of deaths in stabbing sparks protest

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Angry parents protested outside Taixing People's Hospital yesterday after rumours that the city government may have covered up the deaths of children stabbed ... concerned that the authorities might have covered up the deaths of some victims to avoid stirring up a 'mass incident'. A television screen at the hospital and a local television station ...




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