Three dead in China flyover collapse

CNA reports that, three people were killed and two injured in eastern China when a highway overpass collapsed and crushed cars below it,  last Friday the 11th Videos posted online showed a large section of the bridge in Jiangsu province…

Fifteen killed as truck hits 31-car line-up in China

Last week, an out-of-control truck ploughed into 31 cars in northwest China killing 15 people and injuring 44, said authorities in the city of Lanzhou. The traffic accident was at Lanzhou south toll station of Lanzhou-Haikou expressway in northwest China’s Gansu…

Fire Kills 19 in Hotel Fire in the Chinese Tourist Town of Harbin

The fire service is investigating the cause of a fire in the four-storey Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, a low-cost spa resort visited mainly by domestic tourists, which broke out just after 4:30 a.m on Saturday 25th August. The fire…

Closing the gap for warehouse protection in China

China’s economy has enjoyed fast growth over the past decades, which attracts more and more multinational companies to make significant investments within the country. While these companies establish themselves in this emerging market, they also face many natural and manmade…

Lithium-ion battery fire in an aircraft overhead luggage bin

China Southern Airlines flight CZ3539 from Guangzhou to Shanghai on Sunday (Feb 25) was delayed for three hours when a Lithium-ion battery caught fire in a luggage compartment as the plane was boarding. The fire was put out with the help…

A Sunday morning explosion in Ningbo (China) kills 2 and injures dozens

A major explosion hit China’s port city of Ningbo on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring over 30 and destroying buildings and cars. The Ningbo government said on a social media account that the blast occurred in a “vacant…

Fire in Beijing Apartment Block Leaves 19 Dead and 8 Injured

A fire that broke out in a three storey Beijing apartment block on Sunday has left 19 people dead an another 8 injured and needing hospital treatment. At the height of the incident 14 Firefighting teams using 30 appliances were in attendance…

Typhoons hit Asia in an unprecedented path of destruction

While super typhoon Talim starts off the coast of the Philippines and heads towards Taipei, China and Japan, Typhoon Doksuri is heading towards Vietnam.  In the meantime, the Philippines, who thought they had missed this group of Typhoons was hit…

Six hundred firefighters extinguish a refinery fire in northeast China

A fire broke out on Thursday (August 17) at a refinery owned by state oil major PetroChina in Dalian, in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, state news agency Xinhua reported. The fire started around 6.40pm (1040 GMT). Huge flames and billowing…

Asia’s flood crisis increases, with floods across many countries in the region

The floods have killed 20 in India and Japan, made 1,000’s homeless in Thailand and China as well as bringing Brisbane to a standstill Heavy rains and floods have killed at least 20 people and forced more than 400,000 to flee…

Natural gas pipeline explosion kills eight in China

On July 2nd at least 8 people where killed and 35 injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in the southwestern Chinese province of Guizhou. It was reported that those injured, including four in serious condition, were taken to hospital. The…

Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide

By Sue-Lin Wong XINMO, China (Reuters) – Villagers in China visited what used to be their relatives’ homes on Monday to mourn loved ones lost when a landslide swept down a mountain, with little hope of finding anyone alive after…

Eleven children die in Chinese bus crash

On May 9th eleven young children – five South Korean and six Chinese – were killed along with their driver when their bus crashed and burst into flames in a tunnel in China’s eastern Shandong province. The bus had been…

Three mining disasters in two weeks in China

Thirty-two miners have died in the second coal mine explosion in a week in China. The gas explosion hit the mine in Chifeng city in the Inner Mongolia region at midday on Saturday. Out of 181 miners working underground, 149…

Asia Pacific Fire Magazines editor Neil Bibby visits Hong Kong and China

Last week I visited Hong Kong to look over the new Hong Kong Fire and Ambulance Services Academy. A full day at this magnificent establishment was not enough to give it justice, a combination of traditional training tools and some…

China (Kunming) Southeast Asia and South Asia Fire Safety and Emergency Rescue Technology Expo

To make Yunnan a pivot of China’s fire information opening-up to South and Southeast Asia has become a major strategic task of the new era. With execution of the Communist of China (CPC) policies,China (Kunming) Southeast Asia & South Asia…

Rescuers pull 15 out from China landslide, 32 missing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Rescuers have pulled 15 people alive from a landslide that slammed into a village in China’s eastern Zhejiang province after a typhoon but 32 people are still missing there and in another nearby village, state media said…

Typhoon kills at least 11 in China and Taiwan; another on the way

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The world’s strongest storm this year killed at last 10 people in China when it hit the southeast coast, the government said on Friday, as rescuers scoured flooded streets and work crews struggled to restore power to…

So far this year’s Chinese monsoon floods are the second-costliest

Chinas torrential monsoon rainfall have led to the worst flooding China has experienced in modern history. It is now the second-costliest flooding on record in China and the fifth-most destructive weather-related disaster for non-U.S.A countries. At least 93 people have…

Taiwan bus bursts into flames, killing 26, including 24 tourists from China

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwan tour bus carrying tourists from China crashed into a highway railing en route to the airport on Tuesday and burst into flames, killing all 26 on board, Taiwanese authorities said. The bus was carrying 24…

Typhoon Nepartak makes landfall in Taiwan then goes on to China

Typhoon Nepartak has wreaked havoc across Taiwan and China. More than 15,000 people have been moved from their homes which were prone to landslides or flooding and about 3,600 of them were in shelters near Tainan City in Taiwan. The…

HRES announce new distributor for China and Hong Kong

High Rise Escape Systems (HRES) in Florida USA, has appointed Bob Adams as distributor for mainland China and Hong Kong. Bob has lived in China for over 12 years. With the huge increase in numbers of high rise buildings in…

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