7 dead, 11 injured in central China road accident

Seven people died and 11 others were injured in a road accident that occurred in central China’s Hubei province on Tuesday, local government said. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. in Jianshi county. The accident apparently involved a minibus, although the precise nature of the accident and the number of people aboard the vehicle are […]

Chinese cities see excessive air pollution during holiday

Festival fireworks caused readings of PM2.5 to skyrocket in many cities during the Spring Festival holiday, indicating worsened air quality, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said. Figures released Sunday by the ministry show that 42.7 percent of 74 Chinese cities reported higher-than-normal PM2.5 reading. The highest average reading in a single day was 426 micrograms […]

5.1-magnitude quake hits NW China’s Qinghai

A 5.1-magnitude quake jolted the west part of northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Tuesday morning, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 38.5 degrees north latitude and 92.4 degrees east longitude in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture at 3:13 a.m., the center said. […]

China’s coal mines less deadly, still dangerous

China reported fewer coal mine deaths last year but safety hazards still abound in the country’s coal production, a work safety regulator has said. Mine accidents killed 37 workers for every 100 million tonnes of coal produced in 2012, said Huang Yi, chief engineer of the State Administration of Work Safety. That was down from […]

2 dead, 3 missing after fishing boat capsized in S China county

Rescuers on Tuesday are searching for three passengers who fell into Qingshui River after their boat capsized in Tianzhu County, south China’s Guizhou Province, on Monday afternoon. The small fishing boat was overloaded with 12 people when it capsized. Seven managed to survive by themselves. Another two were rescued but later died in hospital after […]

15 dead after China expressway pileup

Fifteen people are dead and more than 60 others are injured after an eight-vehicle pileup up on an icy expressway in central China’s Hunan Province on Friday morning. The accident occurred at around 4:40 a.m. as buses, sedan cars and a minivan crashed together on a viaduct in the Changde City section of the expressway […]

Police detain four after Henan highway blast

Police have detained four people over a truck explosion that caused 10 deaths and a viaduct collapse in central China’s Henan Province, government authorities confirmed on Sunday. Investigations found that the fireworks the vehicle was carrying were produced by a firm registered in Pucheng County of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, said the press office of […]

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

Reservoir leak results in casualties in Xinjiang

A reservoir leak in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has left one dead and more than a dozen injured, rescuers said Saturday. The Lianfeng Reservoir in Kaziwan Village, located about 25 km from Urumqi, the regional capital, began to lose water around 6:10 a.m., sources with the reservoir administration said. Water gushed out and […]

US condemns attack on embassy

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that several US and Turkish staff at the US embassy in Ankara were struck by debris from a suicide bombing that killed one Turkish guard. Nuland condemned the attack in the “strongest terms”, saying it was a terrorist attack. Victoria Nuland, spokeswoman of US State Department, said, “One […]

58 die in road accidents amid holiday travel rush

Five road accidents in the past two days have claimed 58 lives as hundreds of millions of Chinese journeyed home amid the Spring Festival travel rush that started last week. Nineteen people were killed in two accidents on Saturday, both involving overloaded vehicles veering off the road. In south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 19 […]