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  1. Hikers trapped on Lantau cliff for 12 hours

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A group of hikers spent a scary 12 hours on a 300-metre cliff on Lantau yesterday before they were airlifted to safety. After spending the night with rescue workers from the Civil Aid Service, the six hikers were finally airlifted when the sky cleared up enough for a helicopter from the Government Flying Service to approach. 'It was slippery and wet and nearly ...

  2. Winds and dry weather fan flames on Lantau

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Danny Mok

    ... Agnes Lam and Danny Mok Wind and low humidity yesterday made it difficult for firemen tackling a hill blaze that broke out on Lantau Island on Monday night. They were still tackling the fire, mainly at Lo Fu Tau, this morning. Chief Fire Officer (New Territories) Lau Shu-lam said the blaze had spread in all directions and threatened Mui Wo, Ngau Kwu Long and the Discovery Bay ...

  3. City Digest

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Search for man after boat capsizes off Sunny Bay A search was continuing last night off Sunny Bay, Lantau, for a man tossed into the sea when his sampan capsized at 3pm. A woman fishing with him was rescued uninjured by a passing boat, but the man, who had been holding onto a bucket, had drifted away. Separately, police found the body of a woman, 58, reported missing on Saturday ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Another glitch hits Lantau cable car A technical fault left passengers on the Lantau cable car hanging in mid-air for six minutes at about 2pm yesterday. Service was stopped for two hours, resuming at 4.15pm. The glitch follows a December 8 incident in which passengers were stranded for 16 minutes by a fault. Members launch new centre-left political party A new centre-left political ...

  5. Flight of fancy?

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new study recommends a third runway for the airport. Does it have a valid case, or would the runway, along with other planned projects, cause further environmental damage to northwest Lantau? Write to us. ...

  6. Coldplay

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The British alternative rock group (above) in concert. Mercury Rev support. Wed, 8pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, HK International Airport, Lantau, HK$480-HK$980 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2989 9239 ...

  7. Tai O residents resettled

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Island District Office yesterday said 22 people who lived in 31 houses affected by dangerous slopes in Tai O had been resettled. The water supply to villages such as Shum Wat, Sheung Keung Shan, Ha Keung Shan and Tai Long Wan was back to normal. Tai O Road was fully opened and buses were travelling between Tai O and Ngong Ping. ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ships collide west of Lantau The Marine Department is investigating a collision between a container ship and a smaller freighter to the west of Hong Kong. Police said a vessel from Zhuhai ... a distress signal and sailed the vessel into Hong Kong waters near Sha Lo Wan, north Lantau. Firemen were called to pump out the water and the vessel was towed away. None of the eight crew were ...

  9. Ferry takes wrong turn onto rocks

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Ng Kang-chung Maritime authorities are investigating how a ferry ran aground in a rocky bay on Lantau yesterday. One elderly passenger suffered head injuries and a crew ... was treated for. Islands district councillor Wong Fuk-kan, who rushed to the scene to help, said passengers said the captain told them the ferry had mechanical problems. 'Some passengers said ...

  10. Man buried alive in landslide

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

    ... on Lantau Island, in Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi and Sha Tin between 9am and noon. Firemen were kept busy all day. At 8am, they were called to Yeung Siu Hang village in Tuen Mun, where metre-deep water ... were delayed and cross-border traffic was affected. Dongguan was also pounded. In Hong Kong, about 150 tourists sightseeing at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau were stranded after landslides ...




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