Chinese premier extends condolences to Malaysian, Dutch PMs

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday sent messages of condolence respectively to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte over the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane in eastern Ukraine. In the message to Najib, Li said he was shocked to learn of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, […]

UN chief expresses “deep condolences” over Malaysian Airlines flight crash

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep condolences over the crash of a Malaysian airlines flight, wherein all the 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board were feared killed, calling for a “full and transparent international investigation” into it. “With respect to the Malaysia Airlines disaster today in Ukraine, I am closely […]

Construction accident kills 5 in E China

Five workers died and another one was injured in a construction accident early Wednesday morning in east China’s Zhejiang Province, local authorities said. The accident happened 19 minutes after midnight in the Beilun District of Ningbo City when the employees were carrying out tunnelling work for water supply. The work was being done by Ningbo […]

Fire in Beijing kills ten

A fire in Beijing killed at least ten people Tuesday night, local police said. The fire in a storehouse in Xiaowuji of Chaoyang District was reported to the police at around 8:30 p.m., with burning areas covering more than 500 squre meters. Fourteen people have been retrieved from the burnt site. At least ten people […]

First Chinese rescuers to depart for Philippines: FM

The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers will depart for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said early Wednesday. After getting the confirmation from Manila, China’s emergency medical team and rescue team will go to the Philippines soon with the first batch of rescuers, who are from the China Red Cross, to […]

ADB provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for flood relief

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing emergency humanitarian assistance of 3 million U.S. dollars to help Cambodia recover from devastating floods that have affected 1.7 million people and caused an estimated 1 billion U.S. dollars in damage, the Bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The grant, from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Facility, […]

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del Rosario said that 4,011 people perished from the super typhoon that struck the country, particularly in Eastern Visayas region, on Nov. 8. The number of […]

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

An initial investigation showed that the liquid ammonia leak that killed 15 in Shanghai on Saturday was caused by a detached pipe cap, local authorities said Sunday. A cap on a pipe carrying liquid ammonia fell off, releasing the chemical at around 10:50 a.m. Saturday, which resulted in the death of 15 and left 25 […]

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city of Maoming in Guangdong Province said the casualties were the result of floods triggered by the typhoon. More than 88,000 people were evacuated from the […]

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