68 taken ill after sulphur dioxide leak at plant

At least 68 people were treated in hospital yesterday after a chemical plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, released poisonous sulphur dioxide gas into the air.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Owners ignore leaks at their peril

Water leaks are among the most common complaints flat owners have to deal with.

'If the source of a leak is found to be in your flat, it may begin by affecting just a small portion of a ceiling of the flat below yours, and cost you a small amount of compensation only,' said Stewart Wong Shun-tai, manager at loss adjuster firm Professional Surveyors.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Oil leak from foreign-flagged tanker triggers big pipeline explosion near storage tanks in Dalian harbour

An oil leak from a foreign-flagged tanker triggered a massive explosion of an oil pipeline off Dalian harbour, Liaoning province last night.

The blast happened at about 6.50pm and a fire was still raging at midnight, Xinhua reported.

CCTV said the explosion took place when a 300,000-tonne oil tanker was unloading oil.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

'Shoddy repairs' on tilted building

A Sheung Wan building damaged when it tilted during piling on an adjacent site has been declared safe for evacuated residents to move back in - but many are unwilling to do so.

Members from six of 10 households who had to move out early this month when a crack suddenly appeared between the building and one next door returned yesterday for an inspection.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Gas leak at estate spurs safety checks

Gas safety inspections will be carried out this week at a Tseung Kwan O estate where residents reported a leak on Sunday night.

The smell of gas was detected on the ground floor of Choi Wing House, Choi Ming Court, at about 5.50pm on Sunday, five hours before Towngas found the leak.

27 May 2008 - 12:00am

Revelations raise fears of leaks

Lawmakers have called for tighter measures to prevent official secrets from being leaked after former financial chief Antony Leung Kam-chung revealed that officials had considered scrapping the dollar peg in 2002, during his tenure.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Gas blast inquest hears of confusion

Coroner told of lapses in reporting

A coroner's hearing into the deaths of two elderly women in an explosion almost two hours after a gas leak was reported outside their flat was told yesterday of a breakdown in communications.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

5,000 evacuated after chlorine leak

More than 5,000 Harbin students and residents were evacuated yesterday morning after a chlorine leak at a water plant in Heilongjiang province .

The Yilan county water plant was next to a high school attended by more than 2,000 students. All teachers and students were safely evacuated, Xinhua reported.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Leak led to fleas in flat, court told

A family whose home was damaged by a water leak from the flat above - and then was invaded by insects - yesterday sought a court injunction ordering the owner of the flat upstairs not to let it happen again.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Newborn abandoned in Causeway Bay

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Flat owner shocked by HK$30,000 water bill

The Water Supplies Department yesterday vowed to pursue a woman for an unpaid water bill after it was reduced from HK$30,000 to HK$500.

Ms Ng has paid an average water bill of HK$150 since moving to her flat in Richland Gardens in Kowloon Bay eight years ago, and was shocked when she got a HK$30,000 water bill for the period of April to August last year.

4 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Gas leaks cause of congestion in Central

The same section of Pedder Street in Central had to be sealed off twice yesterday because of gas leaks.

The first leak was discovered under a centre lane outside the Central Building during a regular check before dawn.

Emergency repair teams were called and the work was completed before 6am.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Gas network survey uncovers 51 leaks

A three-week survey of the Towngas network has found 51 leaks in pipes across the city.

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company launched the three-week inspection of pipes of the same type involved in the fatal gas blast in Ngau Tau Kok. An elderly woman was killed and eight people injured in the explosion at Wai King Building on Jordan Valley North Road on April 11.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Police body accused over leak report

The independent police complaints body 'cleverly disguised' the cause of a leak of 20,000 names on the internet, a company cited as 'the immediate and proximate cause' of the leak said yesterday.

Technology contractor EDPS Systems said the Independent Police Complaints Council had played down its own shortcomings and disguised them in its report on the leak.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

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