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  1. Toxic all-clear likely after plant blasts

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Environmental watchdogs in Yizhou, Guangxi province, may give the all-clear for air and water quality near the site of Tuesday's chemical-plant explosions, Xinhua reported yesterday. This comes a day after the Guangxi authorities insisted water and air near the scene were safe. The blasts killed at least 20 people and are believed to have leaked sulfurated hydrogen, ...

  2. 16 die in blast at chemical plant

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Thousands were evacuated yesterday after an explosion destroyed a chemical factory in a small city in Guangxi province, killing at least 16 people. Six people were listed as missing last night and 14 of the victims were confirmed as workers of the factory in Yizhou, near the border between Guangxi and Guizhou. Sixty injured people were taken to hospital. Officials ...

  3. Four killed, dozens injured as landslide knocks train off track

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau At least four people were killed and more than 91 injured when a landslide caused a passenger train to derail just before dawn yesterday in Guangxi province. Xinhua reported ... passengers trapped in the wreckage of the carriages. According to the website of the Guangxi fire office, 11 of the 91 injured passengers, including the train driver, were severely injured. Some ...

  4. 11 die, 57 injured in chemical plant blast

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Battle to contain blaze; 11,500 evacuated At least 11 people were killed, eight missing and 57 injured in a huge explosion at a chemical factory in Yizhou, Guangxi yesterday. ... belonging to the Guangxi Vinylon Group, leaving just a building frame. Guangxi Vinylon is one of Yizhou's top manufacturers, employing 1,800 people. Xinhua quoted a villager living nearby ...

  5. Illegal Vietnamese workers flood delta factories

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In February, 53 people from Vietnam were intercepted on a bus on a highway in Guangxi on their way to find work in Guangdong. On March 19, 31 illegal foreign workers were found in a shoe factory ... or Guangxi natives; they work overtime and demand lower salaries than their Chinese counterparts; and, most importantly, bosses can fire them at anytime without having to worry about China's ...

  6. Watch on fallout from fatal explosion

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Deadly chemical blast may poison river Authorities in Yizhou, in southwestern Guangxi region, are on alert for fallout from yesterday's deadly blast at a chemical plant- ... to check water quality in the Longjiang River. Last night Xinhua quoted Ge Xianmin, head of the Guangxi Toxic Substance Emergency Centre, as saying the toxic gases that were released included ...

  7. How greed turned river into pea soup and left village in despair

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The waters of Guangxi's Pangling River, once crystal clear, now run like yellow pea soup past the Jingxi county village where Wu Zhimeng was born 54 years ago. Shandong ... evidence,' he said. 'Some people have amassed huge fortunes at the expense of the underprivileged.' The Guangxi Daily says Shandong Xinfa subsidiary Guangxi Xinfa Aluminium and Electricity ...

  8. Four die, 46 hurt in explosion at fireworks factory

    Posted Sep 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The blast creates a two-metre-deep hole and shatters windows 600 metres away Fireworks left to dry in the sun exploded at a Guangxi fireworks factory yesterday, killing at least four ... Xinhua said. Elsewhere in Guangxi, four workers were killed and three injured in a blast at a fireworks factory in Binyang county this week, China News Service reported. Last month 21 people were ...

  9. 3 die in fire at skating rink

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was quoted as saying there were no Hong Kong people among the dead or injured. Most of the victims came from Jiangxi, Guangxi and Guangdong, the spokesman said. Shenzhen fire services officials ...

  10. Water, air declared safe after deadly blasts

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Guangxi authorities insisted water and air near a Yizhou chemical plant were safe yesterday, a day after a series of explosions at the plant killed 20 people and injured 60, ... the force of the blast. The chemical factory, owned by the Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Company, mainly produced polyvinyl acetate- used in adhesives- calcium carbide and vinyl acetate monomer, which ...




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