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Tag Archive | "China"

Ancient Tibetan Town, Dukezong, in China 70 Percent Destroyed by Fire

A 10-hour raging inferno razed ancient Tibetan town Dukezong in China, a popular tourist area. Over 2,000 responders brought the fire under control by 11 a.m. Hundreds of buildings, including one dating to the early 17th century, were destroyed in the fire which began early yesterday in Dukezong Ancient Town. Most of the 1.300-year-old Tibetan […]

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Building Code Violation: Man Builds a Mountain Peak on 26-Story Apartment in China

Man builds mountain lair atop city block in China. A wealthy man who spent six years building a rocky complex of rooms, rocks, trees and bushes on top of a 26-story Beijing apartment high-rise has been asked to tear it down — backed by a 15-day deadline. Angry neighbors say they’ve complained for years that […]

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VIDEO: Pole Smashes Through Windshield of Bus in China

Dramatic video out of eastern China shows a lamppost smashing the windshield of a bus filled with passengers. The driver, who suffered a damaged spleen in the accident, steered the bus to the roadside where he led passengers to safety. A quick-thinking bus driver, Mao Zhihao, reacted fast when a light pole came crashing through […]

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Posted in Crash Video

Truck Carrying Fireworks Explodes, Collapse Yihang Bridge in Sanmenxia, Henan Province in China

A truck laden with fireworks exploded on an elevated highway in central China, killing eight people and injuring 13. The force of the blast sent several vehicles plummeting off the road, destroying an 80-meter section of the highway. A fireworks explosion occurred during heavy fog on the Yihang bridge near the city of Sanmenxia in […]

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Posted in Fire Video

VIDEO: Motorcyclist Narrowly Missed by Rollover Semi-Trailer Truck Crash in China

Traffic surveillance video shows a semi-trailer truck rollover crash which hits a motorcycle. A motorcycle rider was lucky to survive while waiting at a pedestrian crossing for a stoplight in Eastern China. The truck turned over when the driver was making a turn at an intersection. No injuries were reported. Notice that the motorcyclist is […]

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Posted in Crash Video

VIDEO Rollover Crash: Tanker Truck Explosion Kills Three Firefighters in Huaihua City in Hunan Province, China

CCTV Video Surveillance captures explosion and shockwave that killed three firefighters and destroyed fire vehicles. A gas tanker that exploded killing three firefighters in central China on Saturday was still burning a day later, according to a Chinese state television report on Sunday. The tanker overturned on Saturday morning on the Changde-Jishou Expressway in Huaihua […]

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Tourists Bus Rear-Ends Container Truck 6 Passenger Killed in Fiery Crash Near Beijing

Five Germans and a Chinese citizen were killed along with 14 injured when their bus burst into flames after hitting the back of a truck on an expressway near Tianjin in northern China, a Chinese state news agency reported. Five German citizens and a Chinese citizen were killed and 14 people were injured when a […]

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Posted in FD Notebook

‘Jaws of Life’ Used to Free Boy’s Head Stuck in Stone Balcony in China

A Chinese boy gave authorities in Hezhang Country a bit of a headache on Sunday – when he managed to get his head firmly lodged in a stone balustrade. He was freed using hydraulic spreading pliers. Hezhang County is a county of Guizhou, China. Guizhou is known as a southern region of China that Chinese […]

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Posted in 24/7 Fire Rescue!, FD Notebook, Rescue Video

VIDEO: High School Girl Riding Electric Bike Survives Crash with Fully-Loaded Truck in China

A girl riding an electric bicycle in Changshu City, China survives a collision with a fully loaded trailer truck Saturday after the driver ran a red light. A high school girl in Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, China was hit by a fully loaded truck in China on December 17, 2011. A surveillance video captured the […]

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Posted in Crash Video

RAW VIDEO: Basketball Brawl Between Georgetown University and China’s Bayi Rockets

Video obtained by the website shows a bench-clearing brawl at an exhibition basketball game in Beijing between Georgetown University and China’s Bayi Rockets. The game was called with about nine and a half minutes remaining. The Georgetown men’s basketball team was playing a goodwill basketball game when it turned into a violent basketbrawl game […]

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Rescue Video: Jilted Bride-to-be Miss-Li in China Threatens to Jump

In China, a bride-to-be discovers some unsavory news about her fiancé , pushing her to the ledge of a building. But the quick work of rescue workers prevents the bride (in a wedding dress) from jumping. Miss Li, a 22-year-old college student was on the window ledge of an apartment building in Changchun city, as […]

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Growth Chemical Forchlorfenuron Misuse Causes Watermelons to Explode in Farmfields near Danyang city, China

Watermelons are exploding in fields in China, after farmers apparently misuse chemicals intended to accelerate the fruit’s growth. Now, crops are ruined. Danyang is located in southern Jiangsu Province with a total area of 1,059 km2 and a population of roughly 890,000. Businesses from 32 countries and regions have invested in Danyang with accumulated paid-up […]

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