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  1. 21 are feared killed in massive landslide

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... landslide engulfed a village in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing at the weekend. Twenty-four people were buried alive in Wansheng under as much as 200,000 cubic metres of mud and coal-mine ... the collapse of a hill and pile of mine waste, but 32 of the 56 residents were not at home at the time of the disaster. At least eight two-storey homes were destroyed by the landslide, which was 150 ...

  2. Exhibition targets landslide awareness

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes, but they also bring a heightened risk of landslides. As Hong Kong enters the rainy season, which typically lasts from April to September, the Civil Engineering department is launching an exhibition on the history of landslides in Hong Kong. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, comes when public awareness of slope safety ...

  3. Fears grow over cracks near landslide site

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Nick Gentle, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee and Nick Gentle Hundreds of Mid-Levels residents are living in fear after major cracks were found in a road near the site of a devastating landslide that killed 67 people ... landslide. The landslide killed 67 people and injured 20, destroyed two buildings and severely damaged a third building. Eleven months before the tragedy, following a typhoon, cracks were noted in Po ...

  4. Slope data near landslide site to be released

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Mid-Levels development in spotlight as unstable road evokes memory of tragedy Slope data from a Mid-Levels construction site near the location of a landslide in which 67 people ... are near the site of a devastating landslide in 1972 that killed 67 people. Eleven months before the tragedy, following a typhoon, cracks were noted in Po Shan Road. Mr Chan said the residents ...

  5. Landslide may bury Islamist party

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... months ago and won widespread support for his populist policies, is set to win a landslide victory when 10.3 million Malaysians go to the polls today. Victory would give legitimacy to Mr ... but PAS leaders are also confident of retaining both states. 'I am confident of a landslide victory... the people's verdict [on Sunday] will put an end to the growing influence of PAS. ...

  6. Illegal logging blamed for killer landslides

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo yesterday ordered a crackdown on illegal logging operations, that have stripped forest cover and sparked devastating landslides in the Philippines. 'Illegal logging must now be placed in the order of most serious crimes against our people,' Mrs Arroyo said. 'The series of landslides and flash floods that hit several ...

  7. Behind the Mid-Levels disaster

    Posted Feb 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To this engineer, the article headlined 'Fears grow over cracks near landslide site' (February 17), about Po Shan Road, reads so much like history repeating itself. In 1972, Tony Vail and I were involved in inspecting the aftermath of the landslide that occurred in June during the excavation of the site at 51 C & D Conduit Road just below Po Shan Road. Resulting ...

  8. Angry flood victims hurl eggs and abuse at Taiwanese leaders

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... The aboriginal villagers were furious that the government did not rush to evacuate survivors after the landslide, but gave priority to removing tourists from the area. They were further angered when ... areas have been evacuated so far. However, about 3,000 remain trapped after the landslide wiped out roads. Rescue workers have so far retrieved the bodies of at least 11 people killed by either ...

  9. Foreign aid pours into rescue effort

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Foreign governments and expatriate Filipinos are rushing to help thousands of villagers trapped by floods and landslides. The US government is sending troops, earth-moving equipment and helicopters, along with a donation of US$100,000, said Colonel Elma Aldea, administrator of the Philippine military's office of civil defence. The Spanish government has donated ...

  10. slice of life

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... deadly landslides and severe flooding. By the time it eased the toll stood at 50 dead, 11 presumed dead, 30 missing, 61 injured and more than 5,000 homeless. Hong Kong Island bore the brunt of the onslaught, with cars swept down streets like toys. Seventy-eight landslides crashed down, wrecking homes and blocking roads. Rescue workers were hampered by continuous rain, flooded streets ...




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