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  1. 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 ...

  2. 200 stranded after glitch on Lantau cable car

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Two hundred passengers on the Lantau cable car were stranded in mid-air for 50 minutes yesterday when a misplaced conveyor belt halted operations- the longest such halt since the service reopened on December 31. The latest hitch was caused by a technical error that occurred for the first time, a spokesman said. Engineers insisted the incident did not endanger anyone. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sai Kung and Lantau most at risk from tsunami, study finds

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Areas of Sai Kung and Lantau Island would be most at risk from a tsunami close to 2 metres high if there was a repeat of the strongest earthquake recorded in the South China ... China Sea, a 7.6 magnitude quake west of Luzon in 1934, could trigger a tsunami of close to 2 metres high that may hit beaches facing east in Sai Kung, and Shek Pik on Lantau Island. ...

  5. 40-hour battle to end Lantau fire

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The blaze posed a threat to residents in Discovery Bay Raging hill fires on Lantau Island that at one point threatened residents in Discovery Bay were finally put out at 4am yesterday after a 40-hour battle. The fire had covered an area of more than 5 sq km, including Discovery Bay, Cheung Tung Road, Yam O, Lo Fu Tau and Penny's Bay. Kwok Jing-keung, deputy director ...

  6. Airport bus flips on Lantau, injuring 15

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... An airport-bound bus veered out of control and overturned on the North Lantau Highway yesterday, leaving 15 passengers injured and blocking traffic for two hours. The driver of the 56-seat vehicle, carrying about 18 employees of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, is thought to have lost control while trying to avoid a car that switched lanes. The car did not stop after ...

  7. Lantau hiker, 22, dies from fall injuries

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A hiker severely injured in a fall from a cliff on Lantau Island on Wednesday died in hospital yesterday. Chan Yuen-fung, 22, who suffered serious head injuries and multiple fractures in the fall, was declared dead in Tuen Mun Hospital at 7am. Chan and Hui Man-hon, also 22, fell 10 metres down the cliff at Nei Lak Shan near Ngong Ping while hiking with two friends from ...

  8. Damrey blocks Lantau highway

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Penny's Bay Highway was closed for more than three hours yesterday after strong winds brought by Typhoon Damrey blew down a telephone cable on Lantau Island. Visitors going to Disneyland had to make their way to the park by train until the highway was reopened at 12.12pm, more than two hours later. Damrey brought more than 76mm of rainfall across Hong Kong yesterday. ...

  9. Coach driver dies, six injured in traffic accident on Lantau

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 1.10pm: A coach driver was killed and six people were injured in a traffic accident on Lantau Island on Tuesday morning. Shortly after 4.20am, a coach driven by a 32-year-old man was travelling along the first lane of North Lantau Highway towards the airport. After passing through Penny?s Bay, it reportedly ran up an elevated lay-by designated for police ...

  10. 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 ...




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