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To Kwa Wan

Letters to the Editor, June 8, 2013

Protect historic treasures of To Kwa Wan

As a resident of Hong Kong I have come to care deeply for this city.

Part of what makes it such a wonderful place to live in lies in the character of its distinct neighbourhoods. To Kwa Wan is among these.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 2:11am

Man evicted from decades-old illegal home in To Kwa Wan

Buildings officials yesterday evicted a resident from an unauthorised structure in To Kwa Wan where he had been living for years.

6 Jun 2013 - 2:26pm

Shaking flats in To Kwa Wan halt MTR construction

Excavation work at a To Kwa Wan railway construction site has been suspended after more than 50 residents were evacuated because of reports that nearby buildings were shaking.

The residents of four blocks in Maidstone Road were allowed to return two hours later after their homes were declared safe. But work on the MTR's Ma Tau Wai station remained suspended.

17 May 2013 - 3:11am

Residents evacuated after 'shaking' in To Kwa Wan building

More than 50 residents of four buildings in To Kwa Wan were evacuated after tenants reported they felt one of the structures shake on Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were sent to Maidstone Road at about 9.30am after tenants of the six-storey block felt a vibration and called police.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lessons in safety need to be learned again

Whenever a terrible disaster occurs, whether it is a fatal blaze or ferry collision, the questions asked are the same. How did it happen? Is anyone responsible? And above all, how can it be avoided? It is as much about doing justice to those who suffer as learning our lesson. It is imperative that no questions are left unanswered.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am

Repairman fined HK$10,000 over To Kwa Wan building collapse

Chu Wai-wing, 77, the only person prosecuted over the 2010 collapse, which killed four people, maintained he was a "scapegoat" shouldering all the blame, which the Buildings Department should have shared.

7 Mar 2013 - 7:06am

No sign of concrete action since To Kwa Wan tragedy

The Buildings Department appears to have done little to improve its inspection system three years after the collapse of a To Kwa Wan tenement that killed four people, critics say.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:38am 1 comment

Talking Points

A 77-year-old repairman is sentenced for breaching building regulations while working on a To Kwa Wan tenement which later collapsed, killing four people. 

6 Mar 2013 - 2:51am

Repairman guilty in To Kwa Wan collapse

A 77-year-old repairman was yesterday found to have breached building regulations for work he did at a To Kwa Wan tenement which collapsed in January 2010, killing four people. Chu Wai-wing faced a summons under the Buildings Ordinance accusing him of carrying out work likely to cause injury to people and damage to property. He was found to be in breach at Kowloon City Court following a trial. He had pleaded not guilty.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

For some, the nightmares remain

Three years after a deadly building collapse, the victims of Ma Tau Wai Road are still picking up the pieces. On the afternoon of January 29, 2010, residents in Block J at 45 Ma Tau Wai Road thought an earthquake had struck. Moments later there was a deafening boom and the five-storey building crumbled in a plume of dust. Four people died - student Tong Qingtao, 20, optician Choy Tao-keung, 40, and sex workers Lo Kin-wa, 46, and Li Qunzhen, 37.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

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