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  1. Quake in Xinjiang destroys homes, causes injuries

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A mountainous area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was struck by a strong earthquake yesterday morning, injuring at least 34 people, one seriously, ... kilometres west of Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, at a depth of seven kilometres. By noon, 189 aftershocks had been recorded, with the most powerful of magnitude 4.2, according to China Earthquake ...

  2. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive region of Xinjiang, official media reported. As of Saturday evening, more than 150 villagers from the township of Sangzhu in Pishan county had shown symptoms of vomiting and convulsions after ...

  3. Survivors of Xinjiang quake finally get supplies

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan More than 16,000 people in Xinjiang whose homes were destroyed by an earthquake on Monday have finally received much-needed relief supplies after living in sub-zero ... included four children, an official at the earthquake rescue centre said. There have been six earthquakes in Xinjiang this year. The biggest, which had a magnitude of 6.8, killed 268 people ...

  4. Five die in explosion at Xinjiang coal mine

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... A mine explosion left at least five miners dead in Xinjiang yesterday, one day after 34 workers were killed in a pit in Henan province . The accident came in the wake of a call from Premier Wen Jiabao for local governments to pay special attention to prevent industrial accidents. Yesterday's blast rocked the locally owned Yatuer Colliery in Baicheng county at about ...

  5. Foot-and-mouth outbreak plagues Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Mainland authorities yesterday reported another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the western region of Xinjiang, the seventh reported in the country ... a national laboratory had confirmed 40 cattle in Xinjiang's Weili county were infected with foot-and-mouth, said the FAO's Beijing-based representative to China, Mongolia and North Korea, ...

  6. At least 65 dead in Xinjiang coal mine explosion

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... mine in Xinjiang yesterday. The explosion occurred at 2.40am in the Shenlong mine, 38km east of the city of Fukang, when 87 miners were working underground. Only four people were found alive ... mine in Fukang county, Xinjiang May 19: 49 miners die in a blast at the Nuanerhe coal mine near Chengde city in Hebei province March 19: An explosion kills 69 at the Xishui colliery in Shuozhou ...

  7. 25 killed when officials bungle fireworks disposal

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam At least 25 people have been killed while authorities were trying to dispose of eight truckloads of fireworks in the Gobi Desert near the Xinjiang city of Turpan. At least nine ... the missing. The State Administration of Work Safety sent a team to Xinjiang to investigate the incident. Wang Lequan, party chief of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, ordered hospitals ...

  8. More weather woes on the way

    Posted Jul 28th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan from today, increasing the risk of landslides. A vast swathe of the mainland, particularly the southern and western regions, has been hit by incessant rain since ... and parts of Xinjiang will hover between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius. The mercury is tipped to reach 43 degrees Celsius in some parts of Xinjiang. Some parts of Fujian have not had rain for 36 days. ...

  9. Fast veteran

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Wong Sheung-ming, 95, shows her certificate of appreciation received for 14 years' participation in World Vision's '8-Hour Famine for the Elderly'. Senior citizens taking part in the charity fast this year aim to raise $2 million to improve the health of Uygur children in Xinjiang. The event will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium on September ...

  10. Two plane hijacking gang members die

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Two of the six Uygur men who allegedly attempted to hijack a passenger plane in restive Xinjiang on Friday have died, state media reported yesterday. The Global Times, an offshoot of the Communist Party's mouthpiece People's Daily, quoted an unnamed local official as saying that two of the suspects had been pronounced dead and another ...




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