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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Three killed, 56 injured in Shau Kei Wan bus crash

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 06:56pm

    ... Lai Ying-kit Three people died and 56 people were injured when a taxi and two double-decker buses collided in Shau Kei Wan on Monday. The crash happened at the junction of A Kung Ngam Road and Chai Wan Road at 11.38am, police said, as the New World First Bus approached Chai Wan Road driving downhill.  The bus first had minor collisions with two private cars, and then moved ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers examine fatal bus accident in Shau Kei Wan

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 01:00pm by Ada Lee

    ... bus accident in Shau Kei Wan, which killed three people. Speaking at a Legislative Council panel on Tuesday morning, the union representatives said health checks conducted by bus companies ... whenever there’s a traffic accident, that will put a lot of pressure on drivers.” Cheung Tsz-kei, of the union’s Long Win Bus branch, said the existing health checks for drivers were “very strict”, ...

  3. News - China - ROAD ACCIDENT

    Bus crash in Shandong leaves 13 dead, 9 injured

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 06:08pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A bus travelling on an expressway has scraped a car, crossed the centre divider and smashed into another oncoming bus, Chinese state media said. That bus then veered off the road, killing 13 people on board. The accident occurred around noon on Sunday in eastern Shandong province. CCTV says the second bus rolled over as it fell down a slope from ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead, 22 injured in bus crash in Philippines

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 05:41pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila A rescue official says a bus has crashed into a boulder on a southern Philippine island resort, leaving five people dead and 22 hurt. Janus Rafailes, head of Samal Island’s disaster office, said on Tuesday that three of the injured passengers were in critical condition in hospital. Among those killed was the driver. He says the bus’ brakes apparently ...

  5. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Bus crash on Beijing-Tianjin highway kills 6, mostly Germans

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com German tourists among 6 dead in fiery bus crash A bus containing mostly German nationals yesterday crashed into the back of a container truck ... Germans were on the bus. Witnesses uploaded pictures online showing the bus engulfed in flames, with heavy black smoke billowing from the wreckage. A Xinhua picture showed the bus burnt down ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Video shows driver fainting as bus veered out of control before Chai Wan crash

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by JENNIFER NGO AND CLIFFORD LO

    ... on a double-decker bus that crashed in Shau Kei Wan on Monday showed the driver fainted and that the vehicle careened out of control for more than 10 seconds before it crashed into a taxi and another bus. The footage showed the bus out of control as it ran down a slope on Chai Wan Road, New World First Bus operations head William Chung Chak-man said yesterday. Chung promised to consider requiring ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Bus crash in Iran kills 26 schoolgirls

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 07:12pm by Reuters in Dubai

    ... Reuters in Dubai A passenger bus in southwestern Iran overturned on Friday evening, killing 26 female high school students on board, Iranian media reported on Saturday. Eighteen others were injured when the bus, carrying students from the town of Borujen, flipped on the Izeh-Lordegan road, about 700 km (435 miles) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iranian media reported. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Deadly bus crash puts focus on health of drivers

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by SIMPSON CHEUNG AND JOLIE HO

    ... injuries yesterday. Passengers on the New World First Bus vehicle said they saw the 57-year-old driver, Lau Chit - who passed a physical in July - collapse just before the crash in Chai Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan. First Bus drivers aged over 50 have regular body checks, but a union said those were only general check-ups. Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kwok Ka-ki, a surgeon, said the government ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop plan to build more flats

    Posted May 10th 2014, 02:59am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Shau Kei Wan residents fail to stop flats plan A block of flats looks likely to be built on a small site along the Shau Kei Wan waterfront despite ... to community. "We are very disappointed," said Shau Kei Wan concern group convenor Lee Joi-tung. "Building flats in such a tiny space is to achieve a political target instead ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COUNTERFEITS

    Officials probe claims that roadside vendors are selling fake rice in Shau Kei Wan

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:57pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Dubious roadside rice goes against the grain Customs officers are looking into suspicions raised by Shau Kei Wan residents that a roadside seller who has been touting his wares for three years is offering counterfeit Thai rice. It feels like fake food, residents of Yiu Tung Estate say, because the grains never seem to be fully cooked ...




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