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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Relatives claim the tragedy during construction of tower in 2009 was a result of contractors' negligence Families sue overdeaths of workers in ICC plunge The families of six construction workers who plunged 17 storeys to their death on an overloaded bamboo platform in a lift shaft at Hong Kong's tallest building are claiming damages ...

  2. Crash report may help families seek payouts

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com A report indicating that Henan Airlines' safety lapses contributed to a plane crash two years ago could help families of the 44 deceased victims seek compensation. In the report last month, the team authorised by the State Council to investigate the incident said the crash was not only due to bad decisions by the pilots of flight VD8387 ...

  3. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Often, families want to take their children for weekend shopping in Hong Kong before seeing them off at the airport.' It is illegal for cross-border vehicles to carry passengers for money, ...

  4. Tears and anger as families grieve for victims of bus tragedy

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... authorities. The Yunfa Group, which operated the coach, has said it will cover costs related to the deaths, including cremation, embalming services and the families' meals and accommodation during their stay in Shenzhen. One of the Hong Kong victim's families also accepted an undisclosed compensation deal from the company last night. The coach was taking passengers from Xiashan, ...

  5. Victims' families, locals question discrepancies

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for survivors until late the following afternoon, when two-year-old Xiang Weiyi was found alive in the wreckage 21 hours after the impact. Victims' families say they want more details. 'We may ...

  6. Family sues truck driver over crash that killed six

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The family of a bar-bender who died with five other people in a 2009 crash at Lok Ma Chau is suing the truck driver who hit their taxi for unspecified damages. Zhang Runhua and Cheung Si Nga, the administrators of the estate of Cheung Yu-lam, 48, have filed a claim at the High Court against Law Siu-kuen, who is serving a six-year jail term ...

  7. Families may sue railways ministry

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Families of the victims of the Wenzhou train crash said they might take the Ministry of Railways to court, as frustration and outrage rises ... to accept the compensation offer. 'We have discussed the new offer with several other families of the victims and we still don't think the compensation is reasonable or appropriate,' ...

  8. Families hold back on compensation deal

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com Most families of victims of the Wenzhou high-speed train crash held back on signing the government's compensation deal yesterday, despite ... of the victims and families. Ten families accepted the latest offer on Friday, Xinhua said. The original figure, which prompted uproar online, was based on Railways Ministry regulations, under which ...

  9. Family strikes 500,000 yuan compensation deal

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the new Guangzhou-Shenzhen high-speed link yesterday, a leg which is planned to eventually connect to Hong Kong. In Wenzhou, the family of victim Lin Yan signed a contract yesterday morning worth 500,000 yuan (HK$604,725), Xinhua reported. The figure included a 'base' compensation of 172,000 yuan, an insurance payment of 200,000 yuan, the family's travelling and funeral ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hundreds rescued from floods caused by Pabuk Hundreds of residents of Zhanjiang in Guangdong were rescued last night after being cut off by floods for more than 24 hours, Xinhua reported yesterday. The report said floods brought by Tropical Storm Pabuk ha ...




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