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  1. 'Lightning strike' fear forces plane back to HK

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Clifford Lo A Taiwan-bound flight from Hong Kong was forced to return to the airport yesterday after it was suspected to have been struck by lightning. The Hong Kong Express ... after checks found no damage. It happened as thunderstorms swirled around the city, with the Observatory recording 683 lightning strikes in the hour from noon to 1pm and a total of 816 strikes ...

  2. Warnings about lightning ignored

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Transport emergency specialists said yesterday rail authorities ignored their warnings on the risks of lightning and pointed out the country's ... by lightning', said ministry spokesman Wang Yongping, citing an initial investigation. Tsinghua University professor and National Lightning Protection Technology Standard Committee director He Jinliang ...

  3. Lightning cause of signal problem unlikely, say experts

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... chief of the Shanghai Railway Bureau, told Xinhua yesterday that a lightning strike wreaked havoc on the traffic signalling system for the high-speed line between Ningbo and Wenzhou last ... sensors detect that an electric current has resumed in an unoccupied section of rail line. One possibility with Saturday's incident was that lightning hit the rail line and tricked sensors ...

  4. Poor oversight and design caused wreck, report says

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in control equipment and an improper response to lightning that melted a fuse relating to signalling. Fifty-five people have been named responsible. The conclusions, by an investigative team ... self-criticism' to the State Council. The lightning strike melted a fuse in the traffic control system at Wenzhou South Station. The system's software picked up the malfunction but failed ...

  5. Father drowns, four struck by lightning during storm

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the thunderstorm, four men survived being struck by lightning while working outside an aeroplane maintenance depot. The fatal accident took place at 2pm as the family of three were hiking along the Tai ... by lightning while working at the South Perimeter Road depot. The four were working under the wing of an aeroplane when they were hit. They were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital where three were ...

  6. New station keeps tabs on lightning storms

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung in Huidong Weather forecasters from the Pearl River Delta have opened a fourth lightning-sensing station to better predict the behaviour of thunderstorms, which pose a growing ... lightning is occurring. ...

  7. Luggage late? It may be due to lightning

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Passengers' annoyance over luggage delays has led the Airport Authority to publicise details of a warning system that alerts airport staff to approaching lightning ... airfield general manager, said yesterday. He said the $3.3 million system was put in place in 2003, after 18 people were struck at the airport by lightning or injured in lightning-related incidents ...

  8. Lightning bolt sets beams alight

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A lightning strike started a fire at a Yuen Long storage yard yesterday, setting dozens of long wooden beams alight 'like candles'. The blaze broke out at the Tung ... been a number of lightning strikes before he discovered the construction material on fire. Three fire engines and an ambulance were sent to the fire. 'When firemen arrived at the scene, ...

  9. Lightning kills one as storms rage

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok One person was killed and two were injured after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Yangjiang, about 200km southwest of Guangzhou. The three people were trapped in a park by the storm when they were struck by lightning, the China News Service reported. However, it did not say when the incident happened. According to the report, about 500mm of rain ...

  10. Lightning storm causes power chaos

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lightning caused extensive power cuts in Kowloon and the New Territories last night, with firefighters having to rescue people trapped in lifts. A man, 30, was hit by a fallen ... Power said it was still checking the number of areas affected. 'Initial investigations found that the cause was lightning, which caused sudden voltage surges,' a CLP Power spokesman ...




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