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  1. Blast at wealthy family's fireworks show kills 20

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam It was meant to be a show of wealth and to bestow good fortune in the Year of the Tiger. But a wealthy family's firework display in a village in Guangdong went tragically ... are not known. While fireworks accidents are common, an explosion on the scale of Friday's in Junbu is unusual. The family is famous for spending hundreds of thousands yuan on firework displays ...

  2. Families displaced by fire 'illegal squatters'

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Families displaced after a Mid- Autumn Festival fire razed their huts in Kau Wah Keng Old Village are illegal squatters who fail to qualify for special public housing, ... said 88 people in 34 families had been registered as displaced victims seeking public housing after their squatter huts were razed on October 2. Its spokesman said none were legal squatters. ...

  3. Lack of basic social security network places burden on families caring for elderly

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1,300 yuan (HK$1,470) a month. It is a substantial burden for her working-class family. He says she would rather live at home, but none of her sons can take her in, as they are either also too old to look after her or are already caring for their own families. 'I'm not saying they treat me badly by sending me here, but I do somehow feel I've been deserted,' she ...

  4. Blaze leaves 20 families homeless on eve of festival

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Fox Yi Hu, Joyce Ng

    ... Clifford Lo, Fox Yi Hu and Joyce Ng About 20 families were left homeless on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival when their wooden and tin-sheet huts in a Lai Chi Kok village were destroyed ... The Fire Services Department said 150 villagers were evacuated, including residents of nearby Kau Wah Keng New Village. The homes of about 20 families were destroyed or damaged in the blaze. Some ...

  5. Mooncakes come with a bitter taste for families who lost homes in village fire

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... on the flat. I believe it was not an illegal structure.' Two other families also denied that their homes were illegal structures, although they said they could not remember from whom they bought ... structures posed health and safety threats to their neighbours.' But a department official said that Tsang's family owned most of the land in the village on which the unauthorised houses ...

  6. Family of dragon boater who died ask if lessons have been learned

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison A year after a 28-year-old died at the dragon boat races in Stanley, his family say they have still not been told all the facts about his death- and worry whether steps have ... 8 and drowned. The American's family still have questions about the tragedy- including how the accident occurred. There is speculation he was trying to board a second junk from his boat, ...

  7. Jailed fire chief a scapegoat, family says

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu A former fire chief jailed for six years for dereliction of duty is being made a scapegoat to soothe public anger over a fatal Shenzhen nightclub fire, his family says. The family said that Chen Feng, former head of the No 1 brigade of the Longgang District Fire Department, was the 'fall guy' chosen by local firefighting authorities to take responsibility ...

  8. Families of nightclub blaze victims unhappy with compensation offer

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam and Phyllis Tsang The families of five Hongkongers killed in Saturday night's fire at an illegal Shenzhen nightclub were offered 250,000 yuan (HK$285,000) compensation each ... suffered in the fire. A Hong Kong union helping the families of victims said negotiations over compensation could last some time given the wide gap between the families' expectations ...

  9. HK clash- it's all in the family

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Robby Nimmo

    ... of an All Black. When I took Lorna home to meet my family in our courting days, a test match was on TV. England hardly ever beat New Zealand, except on this occasion. And there was Lorna, cheering ...

  10. Families, colleagues pay tribute to brave pair who lost their lives

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Ng Kang-chung, Agnes Lam The families and colleagues of the two firemen who lost their lives in the alarm No5 fire in Mong Kok carried out a ceremony to pacify the spirits of their loved ... and had a 12-year-old daughter. Chan, who was the fourth child in his family, had only joined the department a year ago. They were both attached to Mong Kok fire station. At about 7pm, 30 firemen ...




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