Part of a high-speed railway line that had already undergone test runs collapsed in central China following heavy rains, state media reported Monday, jolting railroad shares and reviving worries over safety.
Part of a high-speed railway line that had already undergone test runs collapsed in central China following heavy rains, state media reported Monday, jolting railroad shares and reviving worries over safety.The ...
It sure sounds far-fetched but a story in the Beijing Times claims China is considering building a high-speed train that would connect China’s northeast with the United States. The project would cross Siberia and the Bering Strait to Alaska, and then go across Canada into the United States, according to the English-language report published in the state-run China Daily.
At least 38 people have died in some of the worst snows to hit northern China in decades, state media reported on Friday, but storms were tapering off, easing travel woes at airports and rail stations.The most fatalities occurred in Shanxi province where nearly 500 traffic accidents left 24 people dead and 70 injured when heavy snowfall pummelled the region this week, the China News Service said.In some places this week's snowstorms were the biggest in up to 60 years, leaving up to one million people in need of some form of disaster assistance, the report said.
Rescuers in southern China were racing against time on Monday to reach more than 40 coal miners trapped underground at the weekend in two flooded pits, state media said.In the southern Guangxi region, heavy rains hampered efforts to reach 19 workers trapped in a colliery in Heshan city which collapsed Saturday due to torrential downpours pummelling the area, Xinhua news agency reported.Three bodies have already been pulled from the pit, the report said.
At least two people died when heavy rains battered several Chinese provinces over the weekend, forcing thousands to evacuate as floodwaters destroyed crops and swept away houses, state media reported Sunday.
Thirteen people died and 33 others went missing as tropical storm Fanapi swept across southern China this week, triggering severe flooding and mudslides, state media reported Wednesday.Fanapi made landfall on the mainland Monday, one day after slamming Taiwan with heavy rains, killing two people and leaving more than 100 injured on the island.All of the deaths occurred in southern China's Guangdong province, which saw its worst rains in a century, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Heavy rains triggered landslides that have left 32 missing in southwest China, state media reported Saturday, adding misery to a nation already battling with huge floods and a massive mudslide that has claimed over 1,150 lives.Landslides destroyed hospital buildings in Wenchuan county, the epicentre of the May 2008 earthquake that left nearly 87,000 dead or missing, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The death toll from floods sweeping through northeastern China has risen to 37, state media said Saturday, as the country continues to battle the worst floods in a decade.Torrential rains in Jilin province have left a further 35 missing as more than 364,000 people were evacuated from waterlogged areas, the official Xinhua news agency reported.The weather bureau has predicted more heavy rain for the central and eastern parts of the hard-hit province, with experts warning of further flooding and landslides.