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  1. Tourist trapped in platform gap

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A 75-year-old British tourist was injured when she stepped into a 10cm gap between her train and the platform and became trapped when alighting from a carriage at Admiralty MTR station yesterday. It was the second such incident in 13 days, and ...

  2. Man hiding in tunnel was not at risk: MTRC

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The MTRC yesterday defended its decision to continue running trains through a tunnel in which a man hid from a search team for four hours on Thursday. The railway operator claimed the safety of the 24-year-old man, who had hidden inside a four-metre deep ...

  3. Diesel smugglers using twin tanks

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... of Customs' Diesel Oil Enforcement Division. 'We believe some of the vehicles were formerly used as public transport for mainland golf clubs to transport Hong Kong residents to the mainland to play golf. Because of the economic downturn, less people go north and the business has been badly hit. 'So smugglers use these vehicles to transport illegal fuel into Hong Kong to avoid ...

  4. Barge crew blames fatal crash on ferry

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Passenger Transport, said. An assistant manager, surnamed Wong, said mainland authorities were still investigating the cause of the incident. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Marine Department said ... Clifford Lo A fatal collision between a catamaran from Hong Kong and a sand barge in a Panyu port on Thursday night was the fault of the catamaran, the crew of the barge said yesterday. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:26pm by Clifford Lo, LO WEI, Johnny Tam, VICTORIA DUTHIE

    ... and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20. Witnesses told of passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling and overhead lockers of the South African Airways ... sitting at the rear of the plane. "A lot of passengers were scared, but … the crew had it under control and the landing was very good," she said. A Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department ...

  6. Downpour brings city to a standstill

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Petrina Chan and Clifford Lo Red rainstorm floods homes, closes schools and sparks transport chaos across Hong Kong Villagers were trapped, cars were swept away, planes were delayed and bus services were halted yesterday as thunderstorms lasting several hours dumped huge amounts of rain on Hong Kong, leading to the first red rainstorm warning this year. ...

  7. Customs swoop on speedboat smugglers

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Hong Kong's customs department has stepped up patrols in Deep Bay and at Lau Fau Shan to counter a rise in the use of speedboats to smuggle goods from the mainland. ... aground in the mangroves on the Hong Kong side and they can land smuggled goods,' said Lai Wai-hing, head of customs' marine strike and support division. Officers believe the speedboats ...

  8. 'Abduction victim' leads police to triad brothel

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... the source said. 'She had to hand over all the money she charged her clients until she paid up the HK$10,000 transport fee to be smuggled into Hong Kong.' The other two women, aged 19 ... they arrested the suspected pimp- a Hong Kong man, aged 42- and the other two women early yesterday. Yau Tsim district police is investigating the trio's claims. The three mainlanders were arrested ...

  9. Death-crash bus took banned route

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... of brakes,' the police source said. The president of the Federation of Hong Kong Transport Workers Organisations, Chan Sam-choi, said the bus could have weighed more than 16 tonnes, because ... earlier travelled down one of Hong Kong's steepest roads in defiance of a sign banning unauthorised vehicles of more than 3 tonnes. The bus' descent of 1.8km Magazine Gap Road, before ...

  10. Shenzhen-bound fung shui pines seized in sea chase

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... by Marine Police northeast of Hong Kong on Monday night. The Shenzhen-bound boat was spotted with another sampan off the Ninepin Islands shortly after 7pm on Monday. The second boat escaped ... were found on board with the 40 trees measuring between 50cm and three metres. Superintendent Kong said the suspects told police that they were paid $300 to $400 each to transport the trees ...




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