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  1. Nine killed by lightning in five months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 670,000 bolts of lightning have struck the mainland in the past five months and nine people were killed, according to Yu Xinwen, spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration. Compared with the same period last year, the number of lightning strikes had increased by more than 13 per cent, Mr Yu said. However, the number of fatalities had dropped dramatically. ...

  2. Digi-quest

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... you will need a shareware application called 'Pacifist', which you can get from www.charlessoft.com. I worry a lot about lightning striking power and telephone lines and destroying ... of my earliest experiences when I came to Hong Kong in 1992 and lived in Mui Wo was a bolt of lightning destroying my modem, fax and computer. One of the problems with the outlying islands ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How can Hongkongers avoid being struck by lightning?

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by John Chan

    ... by lightning? What are the odds of being struck by lightning in Hong Kong? Records show that over the past 20 or so years there have been 44 casualties, including six deaths. That puts the odds of being struck by lightning in the city at one in three to four million- much better than in the US, which has about 300 casualties each year, of whom around 37 die. But can we further reduce the odds? ...

  4. '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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 6,000 strikes of lightning recorded

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Observatory recorded 6,003 strikes of lightning between 6am and 7am yesterday as a trough of low pressure moved in from Guangdong to bring thunderstorms and rain to the city. The trough weakened during the day to be replaced by a maritime airstream. Hong Kong will have sunny periods and some showers over the weekend but the Observatory predicts that it will be cloudy ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Conductor series stays on track

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The EngineerMaster Telemeter is a chronograph that can measure the distance of lightning and thunder. On seeing the lightning, the wearer must start the chronograph, then stop it on hearing the thunder. ...

  10. Sprites on the moor come alive

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen The Windvale Sprites Mackenzie Crook Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 978 0 571 24071 5 Mackenzie Crook is the latest actor to have a go at writing youth fiction. The British actor starred in The Office and The Pirates of the Caribbean. His ...



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