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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 - 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tourists' Grand Canyon trip ends in bus crash

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Willow Beach, Arizona

    ... Associated Press in Willow Beach, Arizona Tourists' Grand Canyon trip ends in bus crash A charter bus carrying foreign tourists back to Las Vegas from the Grand Canyon has crashed ... spokeswoman Danita Cohen said the six were being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. She said most of them were over 50. It was the third time in recent years that a tour bus crash in the area ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The keepers of Shau Kei Wan's maritime past

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 06:36pm by Joyee Chan

    ... Joyee Chan joyee.chan@scmp.com Pockets of Shau Kei Wan's maritime past remain, but you have to dig deep. Joyee Chan meets some determined locals keen to preserve those memories Out of water Isaac Wong King-yip called the Shau Kei Wan typhoon shelter home for the first three years of his life. He played on the deck of his family's austere wooden houseboat, while his ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Bus driver collapsed at wheel shortly before deadly crash

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, JOLIE HO

    ... from the wreckage. The accident occurred as the New World First Bus double-decker on the No.8 route descended steep Chai Wan Road towards Shau Kei Wan at 11.40am. "I heard the driver shout ... Simpson Cheung and Jolie Ho Bus driver ‘collapsed’ before crash Bus passengers yesterday described how they saw their driver collapse moments before the bus careened down a hill and caused ...




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