Two dead, 12 missing in landslide in southwestern China

At least two people were killed and 12 people went missing following a landslide in Sichuan province in southwestern China, local media reported. ‘At least two persons have died and 12 others remain missing after a heavy rain-triggered mudslide that…

China’s Henan province witnesses torrential rains

China’s Henan province witnessed torrential rains, resulting in a level IV emergency response to floods issued on Sunday, 19 September at 8am, local authorities said. From 8am Friday to 8am Sunday, heavy downpours hit the province, with average precipitation in…

At least three killed, dozens injured as shallow quake hits China’s Sichuan province

At least three people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake struck south-western China in the early hours of Thursday, 14 September, triggering the second-highest level of emergency response by rescuers in Sichuan province, state media said. The…

Sandstorm engulfs north-west Chinese city of Dunhuang within minutes

It took just minutes for a heavy sandstorm to wreak havoc in the ancient Silk Road city of Dunhuang in north-western China. Wind whipped up a wall of sand, estimated to be at least 100m tall over the city in…

It’s monsoon season and the death toll keeps rising

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 159, officials said on Sunday, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing. Experts say climate change has caused the annual deluge to increase in…

Search for survivors ends as death toll from collapse of Siji Kaiyuan Hotel in China rises to 17

The death toll has risen to 17 after nine more people were confirmed dead in a collapsed budget hotel in eastern China. The Siji Kaiyuan Hotel was three storeys high and had 54 rooms. On Wednesday (July 14) state media…

Central China gas blast death toll rises to 25

The death toll from a gas blast that ripped through a residential compound in central China on Sunday (13 June) has risen to 25, Beijing’s state media reported on Monday, as authorities continued a desperate rescue operation. Several buildings were…

Two people killed, 12 missing after accidents in Chinese coal mines

Two people were killed and 12 were missing after two separate accidents at coal mines in China, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday (June 5). The two deaths took place at a mine run by Henan Hebi Coal and Electricity…

Gas tanker truck explodes on China highway, killing 18

The number of people killed in a gas tanker truck explosion on a highway in eastern China has climbed to 18, with nearly 200 more injured, local authorities say. The force of the blast on Saturday 13th June in the…

China announces a nationwide fire prevention campaign

As China heads into winter the State Council’s Office of the Production Safety Commission has issued a notice ordering a nationwide fire prevention campaign until March. Over the past decade, there were 42.4 percent more fires in winter and spring…

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…

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