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  1. Manila bus hijack report due tomorrow

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The report of a Philippine inquiry into the bungled rescue of hostages aboard a hijacked bus in Manila last month that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead ... together what happened, who Mendoza shot, and the final seating arrangements of the bus passengers just before the killing spree began. According to a report by the Philippine television channel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724900/manila-bus-hijack-report-due-tomorrow
  2. Evidence of hijack survivors tallies with bus driver's

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Hong Kong survivors of the bus hijacking in Manila have corroborated testimony by the driver that the hostage-taker shot the victims at close range, a senior ... given to Philippine police in Hong Kong last week matched the testimony of bus driver Alberto Lubang. Lubang told the inquiry last week he watched in the rear-view mirror as Rolando Mendoza, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724718/evidence-hijack-survivors-tallies-bus-drivers
  3. Rescue efforts thwarted by lack of safety equipment and thick glass

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing and He Huifeng in Chengdu Ms Su pushed her way onto a No 9 bus in Chengdu yesterday morning and managed to squeeze into a spot just behind the driver. Everything, even the rush-hour overloading of passengers, appeared to be normal, until someone at the back of the bus began screaming, warning about a fire. Soon afterwards, 25 passengers were dead. The fire and smoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682744/rescue-efforts-thwarted-lack-safety-equipment-and-thick-glass
  4. Police investigate after bus explosion injures seven in Chongqing

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Conflicting information emerged yesterday after a bus caught fire and exploded in Chongqing, leaving seven people injured. One of the victims was in serious condition last night, Xinhua reported. There were 20 people on board at the time. Quoting a spokesman for the bus company, local media said police had ruled out an accident and said the fire had not ignited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691463/police-investigate-after-bus-explosion-injures-seven-chongqing
  5. No injuries as fire razes Shenzhen bus

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan A bus in Shenzhen with about 20 passengers on board was engulfed in flames downtown yesterday. All passengers escaped with no injury. The fire took place about a week after a bus fire in Chengdu city killed at least 27 passengers and injured more than 70. It was also the second fire within two days for the same bus company in Shenzhen. Yesterday's incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683638/no-injuries-fire-razes-shenzhen-bus
  6. Worker's suicide threat foiled

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A rural migrant worker threatened to set himself alight on a bus in Kunming, seven days after two explosions were set off on buses in the capital of Yunnan province. A man held a lighter and a can of petrol and threatened to set himself on fire as a bus arrived at the terminal in Wangqiying yesterday, China News Service reported. The report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647019/workers-suicide-threat-foiled
  7. Chengdu bus tragedy blamed on suicide-arsonist

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A blaze that engulfed a bus in Chengdu killing 27 people and injuring 74 early last month was believed to be the work of a suicide-arsonist, local police said yesterday. Xinhua ... of the bus after starting the fire, Xinhua quoted police as saying. The report said Zhang was a gambling addict who regularly visited prostitutes, and had relied on his daughter's support since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685660/chengdu-bus-tragedy-blamed-suicide-arsonist
  8. Bus fires double, says transport chief

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the transport constituency, Ms Cheng stated that the 19 fires on buses last year was the highest number in the past five years. Oil hose leaks accounted for 34 per cent of bus fires and short circuits accounted for 20 per cent of bus fires over the five years up to and including last year. Oil leaks and short circuits were to blame for the majority of cases, but the Transport Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666166/bus-fires-double-says-transport-chief
  9. Pilot and son walk away after helicopter hits bus

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Clifford Lo

    ... tour bus in Kowloon City. The helicopter, carrying pilot Ng Shu-keung, 48, and his son, Ng Yu-hin, smashed into the front of the bus about 100 metres from where it was scheduled to land ... pain. They were trapped in the helicopter's cabin but conscious when rescuers arrived. The boy was crying, a witness said. Ho King-him, a technician who was working on the bus, was slightly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678813/pilot-and-son-walk-away-after-helicopter-hits-bus
  10. Bus upkeep 'not to blame' for 3 blazes

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... level.' Mr Leung said fans that prevented overheating might be switched off in cold weather, which might also raise the temperature inside the bus. KMB principal engineer Kane Shum Yuet-hung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664770/bus-upkeep-not-blame-3-blazes

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