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  1. Yunnan shaken by deadly earthquake

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan At least three people were killed and thousands left homeless after the second devastating earthquake in three months hit rural Dayao country in Yunnan province on Thursday ... It also had sent in 13 tonnes of food, 500 tents and other relief materials to the site. Electricity supply and telephone communications cut off by the earthquake had been restored in some areas. ...

  2. Nine killed as Gansu rocked by earthquakes

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Two powerful earthquakes, occurring within minutes of each other, jolted the northwestern province of Gansu, killing nine people and injuring at least 43, state media reported ... Xiaodong, of the Seismological Bureau's analysis and forecast centre, told Xinhua that the Qilian Mountain seismic belt was hit by three strong earthquakes between 1920 and 1932. The most ...

  3. Blasts on mainland claim 7 lives

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Security Bureau in the city of Yaan, the bus' destination, yesterday confirmed the explosion was caused by a bomb. No one has claimed responsibility and no arrests have been made. While few ...

  4. Tide of misery sweeps the west

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... at major dams. Two people were killed, another was seriously injured and five were missing in the city of Yaan, in Sichuan province, due to flooding and landslides, according to another Xinhua report. A Yaan city government official said rescue efforts in the region were hampered by the area's mountainous terrain and the recent landslides. 'The situation remains serious here. ...

  5. 15 dead as quake hits Yunnan province

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale has killed at least 15 people and injured almost 400 in Yunnan province in China's southwest. The earthquake hit Dayao county, 180km ... Xinhua said 394 people were injured. The damage estimates were expected to increase as rescuers reached villages where phone connections had been cut off. Xinhua said the earthquake affected ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Herbal pharmacist aims to make magician's fasting record vanish

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an official from a Chengdu-based property and hotel management firm. The performance is scheduled to begin on April 9 in Bifengxia- a tourist resort managed by Mr Meng's Wanguan Group in Yaan ...

  8. HK tourists tell of their panic

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong tourists visiting Hokkaido yesterday told of their panic as they found themselves at the centre of the earthquake. Two tours organised by Sunflower Travel were staying in the Tomamu Star Resort in central Hokkaido when the earthquake struck. The 30 tourists left for Hokkaido on September 22 and visited Tomakomai before the quake. Some have now left for Tokyo ...


    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Red Cross and World Vision have both opened appeals for the victims of the Iranian earthquake Red Cross donations can be made to HSBC account number 567-650155-025, or crossed cheques made out to 'Hong Kong Red Cross Iran Relief Fund' sent to Hong Kong Red Cross at 33 Harcourt Road World Vision donations can be made to HSBC account number ...

  10. Rescuers scramble as Yunnan quake death toll hits 16

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Soldiers and police struggle to reach stricken areas on foot and horseback The death toll from the Yunnan earthquake rose to 16 yesterday as rescuers with food and medical supplies ... said. He added that Tanhua town, which was at the earthquake's epicentre, was the hardest hit, with 10 deaths. About 460 PLA soldiers and people's armed police officers joined 2,600 ...




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