At least one airline had questioned the safety of night-time landings at the relatively new airport in north-east China where a passenger jet crashed and burned while trying to land at night on a fog-shrouded runway, killing 42 people and injuring 54, it was revealed today.
Wed, 25 Aug, 2010
A TOXIC spill from China reached Khabarovsk in Russia yesterday, and the region’s governor appealed for calm in the Far Eastern Russian city, where residents have crammed their apartments with bottles, pails, pans and even bathtubs full of fresh water.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2005
A massive chemical spill was headed downriver from China to Russia’s Far East today, as officials sought to reassure residents of a Chinese city that their water was safe to drink after being shut off for five days as the pollutants flowed past.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2005
Anxious relatives of missing miners demanded to be allowed into a coal mine today after an explosion killed at least 134 people and left rescuers searching for 15 others, adding to a soaring death toll in China’s mines despite a national safety crackdown.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2005
China’s biggest oil company apologised for an explosion that polluted a north-eastern river with benzene and prompted the government to cut off running water to 3.8 million people, while another blast in the country’s south-west raised fears today of a second toxic spill.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005