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  1. 200 pupils dead in flooding, parents claim

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Ningan Hundreds of enraged parents whose children were killed in a flash flood in Heilongjiang province blocked the main roads of Ningan city yesterday, demanding a full investigation into the tragedy. They challenged the government's claim that only 88 students have died so far in the violent flash flood that sent a wall of water and debris smashing into Shalan ...

  2. Cool front signals arrival of autumn

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan It has been a long, hot and extremely wet summer, but relief is finally on the way. Weather chiefs predict the temperature will fall to 23 degrees Celsius next week, signalling the arrival of autumn. National Day tomorrow will be mainly fine but ...

  3. 12 more soldiers' bodies discovered

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Staff Reporter Toll from landslide hits 62 as flood menace spreads throughout China Rescue workers yesterday found the bodies of another 12 soldiers who died ... floods hit a military training school to 62, with 24 still missing. More than 7,000 soldiers, police and residents took part in the search in the coastal province, where 77 people died during ...

  4. Flood threat yet to recede, say Foshan officials

    Posted Jun 26th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Foshan Crests pass without incident but residents told to stay on their guard as dams become vulnerable Flood crests from upstream tributaries passed safely through the Pearl ... if the floods retreated suddenly. Cheng Dianlong, an official of the National General Headquarters for Flood Prevention and Drought Control, was quoted by Xinhua as saying the water level along ...

  5. 164 killed by recent floods

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu Floods in six southern and western provinces since mid-June have killed 164 people, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said yesterday. Sixty-eight people are still missing after the floods that hit Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi and caused economic losses of 17.4 billion yuan. About 1.87 million people are homeless. The deaths bring the toll from ...

  6. Flood prevention plan eases raging river water

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Authorities opened dykes in Hubei yesterday as the province faces the Han River's biggest flood in 22 years. The Hubei flood prevention headquarters opened a major flood ... water-level forecasting. About 350,000 people have been affected by flooding, with more than 10,000 relocated. The Han River is a tributary of the Yangtze. The river rises in Shaanxi and then crosses ...

  7. Worst floods in a decade hit Liaoning

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Liaoning province has been inundated by its biggest floods in a decade, breaching the banks of the region's main rivers and killing at least 10 people. Weekend storms dumped up to 240mm of rain on the province. The resulting floods affected about 1.44 million people. Thirty-five people were missing by yesterday afternoon, 46 had received serious injuries, ...

  8. Floods claim more than 500 lives so far this year

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting 150 people missing, 2.5m forced to flee homes in 22 provinces The worst flooding in seven years has killed more than 500 people in 22 mainland provinces this year, and left more ... on land reclaimed from lakes or river flood plains, or in areas where flood defences are inadequate, according to Xinhua. So far this year, floods caused by heavy rains have claimed 567 lives, ...

  9. HK approves $1m grant for flood relief in China

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.12pm: The government has approved a $1 million grant to the Association of Chinese Evangelical Ministry for relief to flood victims in Hunan and Guizhou ... the government approved the grant following advice by the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee. The spokesman said the committee hoped to help flood victims in Hunan and Guizhou provinces. 'To ...

  10. Severe flooding forecast for Yangtze

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Heavy summer rainfall expected to wreak havoc The Yangtze River will be hit by more severe flooding this year, according to the China Meteorological Administration, which forecasts higher levels of rainfall in the region than last year. 'China is entering the flood season, which usually lasts from June to August,' said Ren Fumin, senior engineer ...




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