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  1. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am. In the Yuen Long case, police arrested the 50-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing ... in Central, police arrested the driver for dangerous driving causing death, then released him on bail. The taxi was left for hours at the scene for inspection, causing a traffic jam that stretched ...

  2. Man jumps to his death in Central Library

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A man in his 40s died yesterday after climbing safety barriers and jumping from the sixth floor of the Central Library in Causeway Bay at about 4.45pm, police said. He was taken unconscious to Ruttonjee Hospital and died at 5.18pm. It was the first such incident in the 12-storey building. A government spokesman said the 1.22 metre barriers were higher than required under ...

  3. Lack of coal causes power cuts in five central provinces

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Five provinces and cities in the central mainland are facing power shortages due to a lack of coal. Central China Grid Company said supplies at 25 coal power plants were at a critical level, according to a Xinhua report. The company, which supplies power to Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Chongqing and Jiangxi, said it had seen a sharp drop in coal stocks since the end ...

  4. Star Ferry fare from Central to TST set to rise, says operator

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rise is only set to affect fares on the journey from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui. Speaking at a ceremony to promote safety on trams, Frankie Yick Chi-ming, managing director of the Star Ferry Company and Hong Kong Tramways, said the ferry company was under pressure to raise the ticket price. 'The Central-Tsim Sha Tsui route has already lost 18 per cent of its passengers, which ...

  5. Report on Central street cave-in to be released next week

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The Buildings Department has promised to release next Thursday the report of an investigation into last month's street cave-in in Central. The collapse, in the famed hawkers' lane of Li Yuen Street East, sent five stalls and four owners plunging into a four-metre-deep hole during a downpour on April 24. Yesterday, Central and Western District councillors ...

  6. Central vendors win pledge of fast answers on street cave-in

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Colleen Lee

    ... Anita Lam and Colleen Lee The Highways Department has promised to take just two days to find out the cause of a street cave-in in Central on Tuesday and who should be liable for vendors' losses. The pledge came as desperate vendors sought help from lawmaker Choy So-yuk after four stalls plunged into a four-metre-deep hole when a section of Li Yuen Street East collapsed ...

  7. Water quality low in central Guangzhou, even after treatment

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Almost 3 million residents of Guangzhou's city centre are drinking water from such polluted sources that even after treatment the quality is low. This was disclosed in a study that showed five of the provincial capital' ...

  8. Woman killed in traffic accident in Central

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO Updated at 4.59pm: A 57-year-old woman on Wednesday morning was killed in a traffic accident on Rumsey Street in Central, a police spokesman said. The woman had just stepped in front of the bus as it was pulling away from the bus stop after alighting passengers, the spokesman said. She became trapped under the bus after it hit her and had to be rescued by firemen. ...

  9. Underground water pipe bursts in Central

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CARRIE NG Updated at 7.12pm: An underground fresh water pipe at Wellington Street in Central burst on Thursday morning affecting over 100 restaurants, local news media reported on Friday. ... whether they will try to claim compensation. Kam Nai Wai, Central and Western district councilor, said the worker should have known the location of water pipes beforehand. He said ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... across Asia, leaving low-lying areas exposed to massive floods such as those that paralysed Jakarta and Manila last year and central Thailand in 2011. One ambitious US$3.5 billion proposal ...




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