Death toll rises to 18 in NW China bus crash

Eighteen people have been confirmed dead and 34 others injured in a bus accident in Gansu Province after more bodies were recovered from the wreckage, government sources said Saturday. Reporters at the site saw rescuers had lifted away the wreckage and were finishing up their search for the missing at 7 p.m.. An overloaded bus […]

Heilongjiang train-bus crash kills 9, injures 36

A freight train collided with an overloaded passenger bus in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province early on Monday, killing nine people and injuring 36 others, one of them badly, according to the local government. The collision occurred at 7:36 a.m. at a railway crossing in Heihe City, the emergency response office of the Heihe municipal government […]

SW China house collapse kills 3, injures 4

Three people were killed and another four injured as a house collapsed around midnight Friday in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, rescuers said Saturday. Fire fighters with the Weixi Lisu Autonomous County received the report early Saturday morning saying seven were buried in the house collapse in the village of Luoyi, Badi Township, said a statement […]

Foxconn employees confirmed as bus accident casualties

Most of the casualties in a fatal bus collision in central China’s Henan Province on Thursday have been confirmed as employees of Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contractor. The accident happened at 8:22 a.m., when two passenger buses collided in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan, killing seven people and injuring at least 20 others, according to […]

China condemns violence in Syria

China condemns violence in Syria

China condemns a deadly blast at a Syrian campus and calls on all parties to cease fire immediately, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. “China condemns all violence against civilians, and is deeply saddened by the large civilian casualty caused by the blast at Allepo University,” spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press […]

Guizhou freeze affects 570,000 people

Over 570,000 people have been affected in the continuing freezing weather in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, said local authorities on Friday. A new round of freezing rain and snow has fallen on most parts of Guizhou. Local governments have relocated over 5,000 people in 24 counties to avoid possible risks, said provincial civil affairs authorities. […]

42 dead in SW China landslide

The death toll from a landslide in a mountainous region in southwest China‚Äôs Yunnan Province, has risen to 42 as more bodies have been retrieved. The disaster hit Gaopo village, in Zhenxiong County around 8:20 a.m. on Friday, burying the homes of 16 families. The landslide, which brought about several hundred-thousand cubic meters of watery […]

Shanxi vows better communication after contamination cover-up

Officials in north China’s Shanxi Province said on Friday they would strengthen communication with the media after a recent chemical contamination case in the area was found to have been covered up for days. At a special meeting on tackling the chemical leak, which happened on Dec. 31, provincial government officials vowed that accurate follow-up […]

China stresses strict investigation into chemical leak scandal

Procuratorial organs in northern China’s Shanxi Province have been urged to “strictly” investigate the chemical leak scandal by a local company 11 days ago, according to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP). In a circular Wednesday, the SPP ordered serious investigation into the Dec. 31 leak of about 9 tonnes of aniline into a river in […]

Playing with fire causes China orphanage blaze

Friday’s orphanage blaze which left seven dead in central China’s Henan Province was caused by children playing with fire, investigators said on Tuesday. An investigation team consisting of police and fire fighting experts confirmed the cause after a spot inspection, simulated tests and inquiries, said the publicity department of the Kaifeng City Committee of the […]