Two MTR Trains Collide in Hong Kong Causing Commuter Chaos

During signalling tests, the two empty trains collided between the stations of Central and Admiralty on Hong Kong island. This would be one of the busiest lines on the network. Both drivers have been taken to hospital with unspecified injuries. “The…

Hong Kong police cordon off Tseung Kwan O landfill after bomb found

The continual problem with unexploded World War 2 bombs slows down any major construction site that requires excavation. Police set up a cordon at a landfill off Wan Po Road in Tseung Kwan O on Friday (3rd Aug), after a bomb was…

Nineteen people killed and 65 injured in Hong Kong bus crash

Nineteen people have died and 65 injured, some critical, in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong, in one of the city’s worst traffic disasters in recent years. The incident occurred on Saturday 10th February. Hong Kong’s worst road traffic…

Hong Kong and Macau hit by Typhoon Hato then Tropical storm Pakhar, 10 killed

Tropical storm Pakhar has brought strong winds and heavy rain to Hong Kong and Macau, just four days after one of the strongest typhoons on record, Hato, caused serious flooding and damage in the territories and killed at least 10…

Critical Communications World promises to deliver the largest CCW in Asia to date

Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is on track to attract over 3000 critical communications professionals with 90% of the current registrations coming from outside Hong Kong, cementing CCW as a truly global event. Hosting this year’s 19th Annual…

Advanced Expands Team in South East Asia

Global fire systems leader Advanced has appointed a new business development manager for South East Asia. Ian Thompson, Sales Director for Advanced, said: “Our business in SE Asia has been growing for some time and, following a new regional growth…

Critical Communications World will host the most international speaker line-up in its 19-year history

Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is the leading and most influential congress and exhibition dedicated to connecting critical communications professionals for three days of thought-provoking discussion, debate and networking. Hosting this year’s 19th Annual event in Hong Kong…

At least 17 hurt in fire at busy Hong Kong subway station

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police arrested a man over a suspected arson attack on Friday after fire broke out inside a train at one of Hong Kong’s busiest subway stations during rush hour, injuring at least 17 people, including two…

The world’s leading critical communications congress and exhibition heads to Hong Kong

Critical Communications World (May 16-18, Hong Kong) is the leading and most influential congress and exhibition dedicated to connecting critical communications professionals for three days of thought provoking discussion, debate and networking. Hosting this year’s 19th Annual event in Hong…

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…

Fire destroyed part of Yau Ma Tei market but Firefighters save buildings

Hong Kong – A Fire broke out in the 100-year-old Yau Ma Tei’s wholesale fruit market at around 4:24pm on Sunday afternoon. During the 3rd alarm fire firefighters used eight jets, two turntable ladder monitors and three breathing apparatus teams…

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…

Storage facility fire causes the death of a young Station Officer in Hong Kong

A fourth alarm fire in a mini-storage facility on the Amoycan Industrial Centre estate in Kowloon Bay has claimed the life of a young Station Office. The fire began on Tuesday on the third floor and, on Thursday afternoon, firefighters…

Asia gripped by big chill

A big chill is sweeping across North and South Asia and even parts of Southeast Asia. From India to Japan, the mercury is plummeting, in some places to its lowest in decades. Hong Kong has the lowest temperatures in six…

Large Fire in Hong Kong Boat Harbour

A huge fire swept through a Hong Kong typhoon shelter on Sunday, setting at least 10 boats ablaze and injuring five people. The fire at Shau Kei Wan’s Aldrich Bay, which caused huge smoke plumes to billow into the sky,…

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