Depressed vendor blamed for deadly Xiamen bus fire

Investigators work inside the debris of the burned bus in Xiamen. Photo: Xinhua

Police in Xiamen believe a disgruntled street vendor started the fire on an express bus on Friday in which he and 46 other passengers were killed and 34 injured, many seriously.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:34am

Letters to the Editor, March 23, 2013

A milk formula ad is displayed on a bus. Photo: David Wong

I refer to the letter from Clara Shek, of the Council of Public Relations Firms of Hong Kong ("Baby milk marketing ban a blunt weapon that will hurt HK", March 16).

23 Mar 2013 - 2:57am

Fine pollutants inside buses twice WHO limit, study finds

Fine pollutants inside buses twice WHO limit, study finds

People on Hong Kong buses are breathing air containing twice the level of fine pollutants as that deemed safe by the World Health Organisation, an environmental group said yesterday.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:49am

8,000km bus route from Mirpur to Birmingham to be launched

Authorities in Pakistan are planning to launch a bus route from the Kashmir town of Mirpur to the British city of Birmingham - 8,000 kilometres away.

The mammoth journey will take travellers through some of the most dangerous areas of Pakistan on their way to Iran, Turkey and Europe before reaching the Midlands city after around eight days, officials said.

29 Sep 2012 - 2:54am

Tour buses add to gridlock in TST East

It has become an all too common sight in Tsim Sha Tsui East. Traffic comes to a standstill as buses stop to let a stream of tourists alight.

Outside the Mody Road DFS Galleria, which is popular with mainland shopping tours, bus drivers sit in their vehicles waiting for their passengers to finish their hours of shopping.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Bus-stop display wins students prize

Waiting at the bus stop but failing to flag one down because they are all full - and fretting over wasting time - is enough to drive anyone mad.

To give commuters an easier time, three Chinese University engineering students have developed a bus-information system that will help people anticipate bus arrivals and show if there is space available.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

HK must fast-track switch to electric buses

HK must fast-track switch to electric buses

Hong Kong has recently experienced record-breaking smog levels. The Environmental Protection Department said that roadside pollution in 2011 was the worst on record.

13 Aug 2012 - 11:13am

Buses for pet lovers set for trial run

Pet owners dismayed at not being able to take their four-legged friends on buses may soon have another option, thanks to a planned transport service designed to serve canine, feline and humans alike.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bus fees to double for Diocesan pupils

Parents will have to pay double next year to bus their sons to the elite Diocesan Boys' School.

The school is the latest to be stung by rising bus fees as transport operators, faced with higher fuel costs, seek more lucrative tourism charters.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dirty buses off the road in four years

Three bus companies are expected to replace 700 polluting buses, offer more fare concessions and make space for foldable bicycles after being granted new 10-year franchises by the government.

But critics say the renewal conditions do not go far enough in demanding cleaner vehicles and more concessions for elderly passengers and long-distance commuters.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Third child dies after preschool bus accident

The death toll from a kindergarten bus accident in Guangdong climbed to three yesterday after another pupil died in hospital.

The accident in Yangchun city occurred on Monday, as new national regulations for school bus safety came into effect. Fourteen other children were injured, Xinhua reported.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A dim view

If ever I need to sue my landlord, divorce my wife or seek damages for personal injury, rest assured that I will not be asking Jal N. Karbhari & Company, Solicitors & Notaries, to act as my lawyers.

This is not because they are bad. For all I know they could be rather good at their trade.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

10 children injured as bus tips over

Ten kindergarten pupils were injured when their school bus tipped onto its side in Harbin yesterday.

The accident happened when the children, all under the age of five, were on their way to kindergarten, Xinhua reported, citing local police.

Premier Wen Jiabao promised in his annual work report this year that the government would enhance school-bus safety.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Tsang recalls his favourite 'David versus Goliath' moments - again

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was at it again yesterday - talking about Hong Kong's stock market crisis in 1998 and his role in overcoming it.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Paying for waste disposal would work

The government's idea of charging people for the waste they produce is a great one. If people have to buy special bags for their rubbish, those that dispose more will pay more.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am