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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

  2. Fictional quake threat only too real, says author

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... destruction at any minute. He alerts the authorities and news media, but receives scant attention. 'Hong Kong does have an unstable underlying geology,' McFeat-Smith says. 'The south ... foundations, skyscrapers toppling, death and mayhem on an unimaginable scale. An earthquake could wreak that kind of damage in the city if we are to believe Epicentre: Hong Kong, a novel by Ian ...

  3. Authorities must enforce regulations covering car horns and alarms

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... productivity and significantly diminish the quality of life. Hong Kong has no domestic car manufacturing industry to protect so the administration could quickly and effectively resolve the noise ... Kong, comprising all authorised vehicle importers in Hong Kong, be forced to display some civic responsibility. Could Edward Yau Tang-wah, secretary for the environment, promise readers that he ...

  4. Russian train safety firm plans Hong Kong listing

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Russian rail safety systems supplier TVEMA says it hopes to list in Hong Kong in a few years' time. The private firm aims to list in Asia when its annual revenue reaches Euro500 million (HK$5 billion), with Hong Kong a priority, said chairman Vladimir Tarabrin. 'We have seen very fast growth. This year, we will double our revenue ...

  5. Engine failure forces jet to return to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Cathay Pacific flight heading to Rome was forced to return to Hong Kong after one of its engines failed. About an hour after leaving Hong Kong at midnight on Tuesday, one of flight ... from Chek Lap Kok. It returned briefly to Hong Kong, then took off again and reached its destination, Johannesburg, two hours behind schedule. A Cathay Pacific plane and a Dragonair jet ...

  6. Hong Kong expertise can aid rail crash investigation

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the make-up of the investigative unit smacks of an official self-investigation, and therefore lacks street credibility. In Hong Kong, it is common to hold an independent inquiry after an incident. The demand for something similar is now coming not just from Hong Kong people, but also from mainlanders. One law professor at Peking University has called for the setting up of a committee ...

  7. HK health authorities worried about flu outbreak in Guangdong

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

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.16pm: Two years after Sars devastated the region, Hong Kong health authorities are worried about a new influenza outbreak in southern China? which has afflicted nearly 300 people. The outbreak has struck down 280 people in a village in Leizhou in Guangdong province, a Health Department spokesman confirmed in Hong Kong on Monday afternoon. He said ...

  8. Threat of tsunami hitting Hong Kong is not that great

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Pacific, the most likely earthquake source zone that may generate a tsunami to affect Hong Kong significantly is the Manila Trench over the South China Sea to the west of Luzon. Since ... a tsunami that was observed at San Esteban and south of Vigan in the Philippines but not in Hong Kong. Studies also revealed that there was no indication of a damaging tsunami affecting Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  10. Hong Kong 'kept in the dark' over outbreak

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The authorities in Hong Kong were not [made] aware of the report's existence.' Following the media coverage of an outbreak of atypical pneumonia in the province on February 10, the Department ... Officials were unaware of a Guangdong report on Sars released in January Hong Kong's Sars outbreak could have been less catastrophic if the city had obtained accurate and timely ...




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