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  1. Sleeping villagers hit by wall of water as riverbank breaches

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A massive wall of water swamped 11 villages in Fujian province early yesterday after a river burst its banks, leaving an unknown number of residents dead or injured. ... yesterday, Xinhua said. Elsewhere in Fujian, heavy rain affected 2.9 million residents in six cities, Xinhua said. Some 28,400 buildings have collapsed and 472,000 people evacuated. Another Xinhua ...

  2. 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 ... of Repulse Bay Road was closed to traffic after a 10-metre-tall wall toppled over. Workers were called in and cleared the road before traffic was allowed to resume. ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Concrete slab crashes onto parked vehicle A 2 metre by 3 metre slab of concrete and tiles fell from the side wall of Cheung Fung Industrial Building in Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, onto a parked vehicle yesterday. The debris fell through a safety net around the building just before 1pm. No one was injured. Police said the outer wall of the building was under renovation. ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of concrete fall from three buildings Concrete fell from three buildings in North Point and Wan Chai. A concrete slab fell from an outer wall of a building in Upper Kai Yuen Lane, North Point, ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 18. Nine commuters injured in Mui Wo ferry accident Nine commuters were injured when a triple-decker ferry from Central slammed into a sea wall next to the Mui Wo pier on Lantau yesterday. ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The culprits gained entry to the store by breaking through a wall in an adjacent unit. A crowbar was found in the shop. Driver rescued after car crashes into toll booth Firemen rescued the driver from ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A pedestrian escaped serious injury when a 12cm by 12cm piece of concrete fell from the outside wall of a 29th-floor flat in Sha Tin and hit her head. The woman, 28, was walking in Lok Shing Street, Sha Tin City One, when the concrete hit her just after 9am. She was treated for minor injures. Comic book artist settles damages row The celebrated Hong Kong comic book artist who was suing ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and disinfection in stalls. Poultry sales will resume tomorrow. falling concrete hits taxi Pieces of concrete fell from the outer wall of a kitchen in a 16th floor unit in Shau Kei Wan and smashed ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chiang Mai Major projects can stem city floods, experts say Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects ... the region's booming cities include recycling more water- successfully pioneered by Singapore- and stemming leaks and other waste. ...

  10. Tangshan: a city risen from ruins

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thirty years ago this week, a huge earthquake obliterated the Hebei city. Chan Siu-sin reports on its legacy of pain Zhang Zhiqin cannot wipe from her memory the screams and darkness of her entombment by collapsing walls and suffocating rubble. In that moment 30 years ago this week, she became one of millions whose lives were blighted when a powerful earthquake flattened ...




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