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  1. 20 killed, 42 missing in Yunnan landslide

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo An early-morning landslide in the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan has left at least 20 dead and 42 missing. More than 300 homes were destroyed. Xinhua reported that the landslide, caused by heavy rain, swept through Xishelu town at about 2am. The report omitted the extent of the damage but those missing were feared to have been buried. Meanwhile, one person ...

  2. Downpours bring new risk of landslides

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A hillside in Tsing Yi yesterday became the 13th identified landslide hazard as heavy rain again pounded the city and officials ordered the evacuation of residents of four threatened villages on Lantau Island. Hikers were also warned against using 15 trails that have been blocked by landslides and to take extra precautions when walking in other areas. The Geotechnical ...

  3. Landslides cut water and phones in Tai O

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Thousands of residents were stranded in Tai O without phone services or water supplies after landslides damaged water mains and blocked roads to the village on the western tip ... services had failed after the landslides, but repairmen could not get to the sites involved because the North Lantau Highway was closed to traffic until last night. She could not say when service ...

  4. 13 sites at risk of landslides 'stable'

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan No signs of wear on slopes, says engineer Thirteen landslide-prone locations spotted in Lantau and urban areas after the deluge of two weeks ago are now 'stable and under ... Raymond Chan Kin-sek, said. 'Also, the sites of potential residual landslides are far away from residential buildings. We see no need to escalate the existing emergency measures, such as mass ...

  5. Tests find 12 sites at risk of landslide

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with 'significant residual landslide risks', the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) disclosed last night. The slopes at these locations - four in urban areas and the rest on Lantau - remained ... on Hong Kong Island and at the University of Hong Kong. 'The government is striving to contain the landslide risk at these locations,' a GEO spokesman said. 'The [office] ...

  6. Landslides reveal cracks in disaster planning

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has the expertise to deal with the most severe storms. A history of tragedies caused by downpours and landslides has ensured robust emergency preparedness that, authorities ... of the New Territories as a result of record rainfall last Saturday. Six days later, some villages remain cut off, their roads and water supplies still severed by landslides. Only yesterday ...

  7. Estate residents fear for safety after landslide

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Kowloon residents living near one of 13 slopes identified as landslide hazards expressed fears over their safety yesterday after an overnight downpour washed mud and rocks from ... of landslides since then. More than 100mm of rain fell over Hong Kong Island and the eastern part of the New Territories. Shortly before 2.30am, a woman, 22, and her two dogs were trapped and had ...

  8. Landslide marks a rocky road to Winter Games

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... passenger, when the landslide happened at around midnight on Tuesday. 'It was like driving through a massive hailstorm of rocks and debris,' recalled passenger Luis Araujo. The driver ...

  9. Family of pair buried alive in landslide demands justice

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Investigation urged after storm tragedy at Tuen Mun The family of the couple who died in a landslide in Tuen Mun on Saturday vowed to pursue whoever was responsible for the deaths. Siblings of the victims - the two hut occupants, a 32-year-old man surnamed Tse and a 30-year-old woman surnamed Lo - went to the site near Cafeteria Old Beach in Castle Peak Road to burn ...

  10. Lakes formed by landslides still on verge of bursting

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Guanzhuang township, Qingchuan Several lakes formed by earthquake-induced landslides in Qingchuan county are still on the verge of bursting, threatening the lives of thousands ... of the Qingzhu River when landslides sent huge amounts of rocks into the waterway, forming natural reservoirs. The three biggest in Hongguang held about 20 million cubic metres of water, equivalent ...




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