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  1. Drainage chief rules out street closure

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok There was no need to close a Kwai Chung street where ground subsidence was affecting buildings, Drainage Services Department chief Wong Chee-keung said yesterday. Mr Wong made the pronouncement after inspecting Ping Fu Path with officers from relevant departments in response to reports of major soil subsidence under 19 shops on the street. Shop owners had used cement to fill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600316/drainage-chief-rules-out-street-closure
  2. Give us back our streets

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pedestrians and cyclists- are put at the greatest risk. Research published in a recent issue of the Accident Analysis and Prevention journal shows that a pedestrian struck by a large SUV is more than ... of public space, severely curtailing the human right of most citizens, who do not own cars, to walk and cycle in our own streets. WILLIAM TELFER, Pokfulam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443025/give-us-back-our-streets
  3. High-rise glass walls prove fatal for birds

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The reflective glass walls on some high-rise buildings are proving to be death traps to migratory birds, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society has warned. Its comments came after a flock of birds died yesterday after flying into the side of a commercial building in Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan. It was the second such case in five months. In November, 12 migratory birds were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497468/high-rise-glass-walls-prove-fatal-birds
  4. Residents flee to streets as nine quakes rattle Taiwan

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan was struck by at least nine earthquakes yesterday, with two measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale sending panicked residents on to the streets. The quakes, all in the northeastern county of Ilan, caused four injuries, police said. A hospital in Lotung had to evacuate all of its patients because of the tremors. There were reports of partial house collapses, wall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491575/residents-flee-streets-nine-quakes-rattle-taiwan
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592166/report-central-street-cave-be-released-next-week
  6. Truck rolls down street, killing woman

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... about an hour after the truck struck a group of elderly people queuing for a talk on health food at a shop in Western. The driver, So Ying-chi, 69, had parked on a slope in Third Street near the junction of Eastern Street before the accident happened at 9.30am, police said. A police spokesman said the truck hit a wall outside the shop before stopping. Police are investigating how far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562281/truck-rolls-down-street-killing-woman
  7. Answers missing in report on rail crash

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. The report's ambiguity about the source code has strengthened speculation that the software was not written on the mainland. A Hitachi executive told The Wall Street Journal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988794/answers-missing-report-rail-crash
  8. Blaze survivors grasping for answers 3 months on

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for months. And for some of those affected by the blaze on Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, site of one of the city's most famous markets, the lack of progress is making it difficult to move on. Walk down that street today and you will pass neat, newly constructed market stalls, built in line with more strictly enforced government regulations. But the blackened walls of buildings behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994453/blaze-survivors-grasping-answers-3-months
  9. Public's videos could hold clues to how blaze began

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Dennis Chong amy.nip@scmp.com Police investigating last week's deadly fire in a Mong Kong street market, which claimed the lives of nine people, are calling on members ... Street market in the early hours of Wednesday, may have been the work of an arsonist, but they have yet to identify any suspects. 'We have received five or six such clips taken by members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986743/publics-videos-could-hold-clues-how-blaze-began
  10. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roads cordoned off due to damage by typhoon Police cordoned off a road junction in North Point after parts of an outer wall from the upper floors of a building showered down into the street due to Typhoon Imbudo just after 7pm. No one was injured. Police closed Marble Road and one lane of Kam Hong Street to traffic as a precautionary measure. At about the same time, a section ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422665/city-briefs

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