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  1. Weather - Hong Kong

    Airlines blamed for chaos in aftermath of typhoon

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Johnny Tam Desperate travellers blamed poor arrangements by airlines for their confusion and delayed trips, as thousands were still stranded at Chek Lap Kok airport yesterday in the aftermath of Severe Typhoon Vicente. Some arriving passengers ...

  2. Severe flooding brings traffic chaos to Tianjin

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Heavy rain that hit Tianjin yesterday unleashed severe flooding and paralysed traffic, although there were no reports of fatalities. Unlike in Beijing, residents said they had received government warnings on their mobile ...

  3. Heaviest rain in 6 decades causes chaos in Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com At least 37 people were killed as the heaviest downpour in six decades hit Beijing, causing chaos and sparking criticism of officials ill-prepared to deal with an emergency situation. The rainstorms, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued until early Sunday morning, flooded key roads, left cars floating, paralysed transport, ...

  4. Luxury hotel slammed over evacuation chaos

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the chaos. The event has been cancelled because of the fire. Sa Dingding, a famous singer of folk songs from the mainland, was part of the group, and was staying on the 23rd floor. 'I ...

  5. Limit traffic before road chaos turns scenic site route into accident black spot

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nam Sang Wai near Yuen Long is an open area of grassland that attracts Hongkongers by the thousands every weekend. Getting to it requires travelling the five kilometre-long Nam Sang Wai Road, of which three-quarters is a single-lane road with passing plac ...

  6. Chaos in capital a perfect storm

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at a Shijingshan district residential compound in less than two hours, the biggest downpour since a storm in July 2004 that lasted more than four hours and caused similar chaos. 'Such a strong ... the different government agencies. After the chaos in 2004, the municipal government set up an emergency-response task force, equipped with powerful water pumps, to be on standby during flooding ...

  7. Fog chaos hits flights, shipping

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Dozens of angry Cathay Pacific passengers aboard a flight to Hong Kong from Taipei refused to get off the plane last night and demanded compensation from the airline after a day-long ordeal in which they were stranded for hours in Guangzhou. The flight wa ...

  8. Weather chaos reveals flawed disaster planning

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suffered as a result. Other questions include whether the chaos at railway stations could have been better managed. Overcrowded stations and trains are not unusual at this time of the year. ...

  9. Wen acts as cold spell brings chaos

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Shi Jiangtao

    ... provinces, with millions stranded in train stations across the country. Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday chaired a State Council meeting and ordered urgent steps to resolve the transport chaos and keep ...

  10. Total chaos led to train crash: bureau chief

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Total chaos in the Jinan Railway Bureau led to a train being derailed and colliding with an oncoming train in Shandong on Monday, killing at least 71 people and injuring more than ... However, ministry officials have yet to apologise for the poor handling of the chaos. Instead, the ministry asked for money to upgrade the railway system. Overseeing rescue work at the accident ...




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