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Construction accident kills 5 in E China

Five workers died and another one was injured in a construction accident early Wednesday morning in east China’s Zhejiang Province, local authorities said. The accident happened 19 minutes after midnight…

Fire in Beijing kills ten

A fire in Beijing killed at least ten people Tuesday night, local police said. The fire in a storehouse in Xiaowuji of Chaoyang District was reported to the police at…

First Chinese rescuers to depart for Philippines: FM

The first batch of China’s emergency rescuers will depart for the typhoon-stricken Philippines on Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said early Wednesday. After getting the confirmation from Manila, China’s emergency…

ADB provides 3 mln USD to Cambodia for flood relief

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing emergency humanitarian assistance of 3 million U.S. dollars to help Cambodia recover from devastating floods that have affected 1.7 million people and caused…

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines tops 4,000

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) breached the 4,000 level, the Philippine disaster agency said Wednesday. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Eduardo del…

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

An initial investigation showed that the liquid ammonia leak that killed 15 in Shanghai on Saturday was caused by a detached pipe cap, local authorities said Sunday. A cap on…

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city…

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 bird flu has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March, a health official said Thursday. A total of 134…

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