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  1. Landslide squatters ordered out

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter People living in four squatter houses in a village at Tsuen Wan that was hit by a fatal landslide last week have been told they must leave their homes permanently. Engineers ... an inspection of the slope at Fu Yung Shan Tsuen. The downpours last weekend caused more than 140 landslides across Hong Kong. The potential landslide index, which measures the risk of landslides ...

  2. Man buried alive in landslide

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... was buried under mud in one of 59 landslides across the city caused by more than 35 hours of continuous rain. The death was the first in a Hong Kong landslide in 10 years. Firemen equipped with life detectors continued to search the scene for further victims late last night after the man's body was found on a slope near a house in Fu Yung Shan village shortly before 10pm. The landslide ...

  3. Man buried alive in landslide

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... was buried under mud in one of 59 landslides across the city caused by more than 35 hours of continuous rain. The death was the first from a Hong Kong landslide in 10 years. Firemen equipped ... The landslide occurred about 7pm, prompting emergency workers to launch the search as they suspected there could be victims because the scene was near a village. A section of Route Twisk also had ...

  4. Landslide debris still blocking main routes

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Traffic chaos is expected this morning as debris from landslides still blocks main roads in Tai Hang, Lantau and Tsuen Wan and rain continues to pelt the city. From Saturday to 9.30pm yesterday, 116 landslides were reported- 31 on Hong Kong Island, 19 in Kowloon and 66 in the New Territories. There were also 33 reports of flooding, and more than 100 people visited ...

  5. Landslide buries 24 cave dwellers

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An operation is under way to save 24 people buried in traditional cave homes in Shanxi after a massive landslide, but rescuers hold out little hope for their survival. Sixteen others were rescued after the landslide, which took place at about 11pm on Monday when 650,000 cubic metres of loess, also known as yellow soil, sank into 11 cave dwellings in Ji county, ...

  6. Landslide poll victory for Taipei mayor

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Ma Ying-jeou is handed a clear mandate to revive the KMT Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang elected Ma Ying-jeou as its leader yesterday, handing him a clear mandate to reinvigorate the party and return it to power. The Taipei mayor's landslide victory over legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng makes him the strong favourite to challenge the ruling ...

  7. Landslides pose a bigger threat

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... county's official website, which says the area is prone to geological disasters such as landslides. Professor Fan said the Pubugou power station was one of 356 power plants on the Dadu River alone, ...

  8. Hu voted military chief by landslide

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Election completes the transfer of power to a younger generation of leaders National People's Congress deputies approved President Hu Jintao's election as state military chief with a near-unanimous vote and loud applause ye ...

  9. Traffic chaos continues in aftermath of downpours

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after being blocked by landslides on Saturday, were reopened yesterday, the Transport Department said. However, commuters said ferry services between Tung Chung and Tai O were inadequate yesterday morning when the roads were still cordoned off. In Tsuen Wan, some sections of Route Twisk and Fu Yung Shan village- scene of a fatal landslide on Saturday- remained sealed off because ...

  10. Villagers return home to mud and mayhem

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... no longer 'home sweet home'. The villagers were evacuated on Saturday after rain, floodwaters and landslides trapped them in their homes. They said Saturday's rain was the worst ... landslides. A man was suspected to have been buried alive under mud after a landslide in the village on Saturday. The landslide damaged a house in the village and toppled an electricity pole. ...




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