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  1. Eight disabled children die in pre-dawn blaze at orphanage

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Eight mentally and physically disabled children suffocated in a predawn fire in an orphanage-nursing home in Huizhou, Guangdong, yesterday. The blaze started when an incense ... disabled or physically handicapped and did not have the ability to save themselves. Nurses from the complex did not notice the fire until heavy grey smoke flowed through the windows ...

  2. Disabled girl, 3, dies of respiratory infection

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A three-year-old disabled girl with human metapneumovirus died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday morning- the second death out of 33 suspected flu cases reported. The girl, who attended the Heep Hong Society Cheung Sha Wan Centre for special education, had an underlying medical condition and was admitted to hospital on April 14. Human metapneumovirus causes ...

  3. Peak residents trapped after power cut disables front gate

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Residents were unable to leave a complex on The Peak yesterday after workmen cut power to their homes, disabling gates at the entrance. A crew from Hongkong Electric cut the power to 5 Guildford Court, Guildford Road, shortly after 10am, trapping businessman David Law and some of his neighbours behind the gates. 'Basically, we were effectively trapped for about ...

  4. Watchdog to probe amputee cash snub

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Thomas Chan The equal opportunities watchdog will look at the long-running case of a man denied a disability allowance despite losing a leg in an industrial accident, ... of fruitless efforts to secure disability allowance. With support from legislator Wong Kwok-hing, Lee yesterday met Josiah Chok Kin-ming, a senior officer with the Equal Opportunities Commission. After ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fire on cruise ship with HK holidaymakers put out Two Hong Kong holidaymakers are unharmed after a fire broke out on their cruise ship in waters near the Philippines. The fire aboard the Azamara Quest disabled its engines, leaving it drifting in waters south of Manila on Friday night. The fire was put out but one crew member was injured. About 1,000 people are on board. Once ...

  6. Industrial accident victim fights for others

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to realise you're 'different' from other people. Without help from disabled migrant workers, it would have taken much longer for me to recover mentally from the injury. I decided to join a working group under Oxfam that advocated labour rights and assisted injured workers in Shenzhen. My colleagues and I have helped more than 1,000 disable workers since 2002. In 2009, ...

  7. Manila survivors' call over insurance

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Seven survivors and family members of the victims of last year's Manila hostage crisis called on the government to crack down on 'misleading' travel insurance policies. Joe Chan Kwok-chu, who has an injured hand, said the policy of Hong Tai Travel, which organised the Manila trip, gave compensation only to completely disabled people or the dead. ...

  8. Tony Leung sued for HK$3.2m over assault

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... in the back and grabbing him around the neck, leaving him permanently disabled with severe back pain. Mr Chong is now seeking compensation in the Court of First Instance. His counsel, Simon Lam ... that Mr Chong's back injury had been greatly aggravated by the incident. Mr Chong was dismissed from Citybus in December 2005 after being certified permanently disabled. The level of his ...

  9. Air crash victim's mother sees him to an inspirational recovery

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and an inspiration to people with disabilities. His remarkable life is the subject of a new hit television series, Hold up the Blue Sky, which was launched last week. In 1993, Wang and his father were among ... his pain and walk with the aid of crutches. 'I knew that I would never recover fully,' he said. 'But I swore to myself that although I was disabled I could do a lot for my ...

  10. A common disease that proves hard to stomach

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the elderly or disabled, or schools,' says Wong. From January 2007 to last month, about two-thirds of the 431 norovirus-associated outbreaks in Hong Kong occurred in homes for the elderly. About one-third of the 49 rotavirus outbreaks took place in child-care centres and kindergartens, and another third in homes for the elderly. Infants, young children, the elderly, the disabled and those ...




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