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  1. Manhole blast figures revealed

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung One worker was killed and seven people injured in six manhole explosions in the past five years, the Transport and Housing Bureau said. In a recent study the Highways Department recommended measures to reduce the risk of explosions, including sealing up ducts leading to manholes and improving ventilation. ...

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    Search abandoned for missing woman, 21, who fell down manhole

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 11:43am by Chris Luo

    ... The 21-year-old fell into a manhole without a cover around 9pm on Friday night during heavy rain storms. The ground where she fell was flooded by water said to be at least 30 centimetres deep, making ... Changsha government dispatched dozens of teams of police and firefighters in a joint search and rescue mission. Officers opened and examined all 45 manholes on the route between the one where ...

  3. Underfoot marvels

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the government has managed to enliven one of the most mundane of public utilities: the manhole cover. Called manhoru, manhole covers are used as canvases for street art. They add a welcome splash of colour and decoration to Japanese towns and cities. The designs of manhole covers number in the hundreds, spreading across 1,750 municipalities. They vary from town to town. These steel canvases ...

  4. Two held for theft of manhole covers

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo Two men were arrested for the theft of seven manhole covers in Shau Kei Wan yesterday. Officers were called at noon when a security guard saw the men taking the covers in Nam On Street. Police arrived to see them pushing a trolley loaded with manhole covers in Factory Street. The men ran off and after a brief chase one of them was caught at the junction of Kam Wa Street ...

  5. 2 injured as blast sends manhole covers flying

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two pedestrians were injured when an underground gas explosion blew three manhole covers into the air in Kwun Tong yesterday. The blast sent one of the covers flying 2.5 metres ... the other damaged railings on the footpath, senior Kwun Tong fire station officer Tang Kai-ming said. He added that minor burn marks were found inside the three manholes after the explosion. Just ...

  6. Worker, 33, fights for life after falling into sewer

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A drainage worker, 33, was fighting for his life last night after he lost balance, fell into a manhole and lost consciousness in a sewer in Wan Chai. A colleague, who went into the sewer in a rescue bid, inhaled an unknown gas and felt dizzy. He is stable. Both men are being treated in Ruttonjee Hospital. Firefighters pulled the two workers from the two-metre-deep manhole ...

  7. Man-eating manholes

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... can result from filthy rain water. Oh, and you could get sucked down to a hideous, gurgling death. In most other cities of the world, manholes are presumably fairly innocuous. In Manila, ... not heard the story of how, from 1993 to 1997, one hole claimed 18 people before it was finally covered. Gaping manholes are considered such a threat that Quezon City, one of Metro Manila's 16 ...

  8. Drainage workers' deaths in manhole ruled an accident

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Helen Wu The deaths of two drainage workers who were found unconscious in a fume-filled manhole last August were accidents, a five-member jury found yesterday. But the jury, ... Court it remained a mystery why the workers ended up in the manhole as their work did not require them to go down there. 'Manholes are very dirty and ridden with rats and cockroaches,' ...

  9. Police lift the lid on trade in stolen manhole covers

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... but it could be money down the drain for scrap metal dealers. Police are cracking down on the rising trend of thefts of manhole covers from Hong Kong's streets. With prices for scrap metal soaring everywhere as the mainland economy sucks in commodities to feed its factories, police have warned dealers against trading in manhole and drain covers. In the past month, at least 135 covers have been ...

  10. Police smash gang behind thefts of manhole covers

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Four arrested in syndicate that paid youngsters $5 a time An alleged triad-controlled syndicate that recruited youths as young as 16 to steal manhole covers and gratings in Yuen Long has been smashed after police officers nabbed its alleged ringleader and three members. The gang is believed to have paid youngsters $5 a cover, while a triangular-shaped grating ...




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