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  1. Death toll in Xinjiang factory blast rises to 5

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The death toll from a massive oil tank explosion at a Fukang processing plant in Xinjiang rose to at least five yesterday, with two people still missing. A Fukang Work Safety Bureau official said the blast was being treated as an industrial accident triggered by 'improper ignition' by company staff. He refused to say whether the factory would be closed ...

  2. Xinjiang bus blast blamed on disgruntled coal miner

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yi Hu A bus blast that killed 11 people in Xinjiang last Thursday was set off by a man dissatisfied with compensation for a work-related injury, state media reports and Xinjiang police officials say. Bai Qinghua had his fingers crushed last March while working at a coal mine in Usu, not far from the blast site in Karamay, China News Service reported. A Xinjiang police spokeswoman ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Oil blast gives Urumqi the jitters

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... The company blamed the incident on 'excessively hot weather'. However, the maximum temperature in the Xinjiang capital yesterday was 34 degrees Celsius. 'We have completely ruled out ... with pedestrians and traffic on the main streets returning to near normal levels. Regional authorities raised the number of injured to 1,680, and Xinjiang chairman Nur Bekri foreshadowed a climbing death ...

  5. Uygur's death highlights wider tensions

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... round-the-clock surveillance amid fears of further ethnic violence. On January 6, a 25-year-old Uygur restaurant worker, surnamed Tursun, was stabbed by a Han diner at the Silu Xinjiang Barbecue ... sparked the bloodiest riots in Xinjiang in decades. He said the 'unprecedented' payout was triple usual government practice. 'Usually, it's suspects' civil responsibility ...

  6. No injuries as fire razes Shenzhen bus

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

    ... in Urumqi, Xinjiang, detained a woman for 15 days for bringing 5 litres of acid onto a bus. The liquid had leaked and injured five passengers, according to Urumqi Online, a portal operated ...

  7. Mine blast death toll rises to 76

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu The death toll from Monday's coal mine blast in Fukang, Xinjiang region, climbed to 76 yesterday, with seven still missing. Extensive over-production was blamed ... chief Li Yizhong said the missing miners' chances of survival were slim. According to Tian Guangxiong, deputy chief engineer with Xinjiang's Coal Mine Work Safety Bureau, the seven ...

  8. Huge gas blast rips through busy Beijing restaurant

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok A tense Beijing was shaken by a gas explosion at a Xinjiang restaurant in the early hours yesterday. It is unclear how many people were injured. The explosion was the latest ... serious ethnic unrest in Xinjiang recently between the Uygur minority and Han Chinese majority. A Xinhua report said three restaurant workers and some passers-by were injured in the blast, which ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said. In Inner Mongolia, 5.82 million hectares of grazing land have been overwhelmed by the burrowing rodents. Dry weather is to blame for the plague. In Xinjiang, 5.58 million hectares of grassland have been affected. Staff Reporter ...

  10. Bomb kills 7, sparking fears of violence yet again

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Seven people were killed and 14 were wounded by a bomb attack in Xinjiang targeting a policeman and security guards last week. A group of 15 security guards and a police ... a motorcycle and detonated the explosive device. He was also injured and was caught by police at the site of the blast. Five people died instantly, and two died later in hospital. Xinjiang government ...




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