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2008-08-29 15:00:30

1st-Ld-Writethru: No serious pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in S. China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday morning's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that killed 18 people caused no serious pollution to air or water, authorities said here on Wednesday. The regional Department of Environmental Protection said samples taken after the explosion that ripped through an organic compound workshop inside the plant, owned by...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

Authorities said Wednesday 18 bodies were found amid the rubble of an explosion at a chemical plant in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang region. Rescuers continued to search for others believed missing as investigators focused on the possible cause of Tuesday's blast at the Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co., Xinhua, China's official news service reported. The initial blast set off other explosions in cans of flammable material, including formaldehyde and acetylene, stored in a workshop, Xinhua...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

China chemical plant blast death toll rises to five NANNING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of five people died, 55 others were injured and 14 were missing after a chemical plant exploded in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early on Tuesday, rescuers said. The fire, yet to be extinguished, was under control, said Ma Dewen, chief of the region's firefighters general squad. He said about 11,500 people, living within 3 km of the plant, owned by Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co.,...

2008-08-26 15:00:56

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in south China has reached 16 after rescuers found five more bodies on Tuesday evening. Six others are still listed as missing and 57 were injured in the blast which happened at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Fourteen of the dead were identified as workers at the plant, while the other two were yet to be identified,...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

China joins global seagrass monitoring network NANNING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- China has set up a seagrass monitoring station, which will be part of a global network, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The station was co-sponsored by Guangxi Mangrove Research Center (GMRC) and the Seagrass Monitoring Network of the World Seagrass Association (WSA), which provided internationally standardized monitoring equipment. Seagrass is a shallow saltwater plant that can flower...

2008-07-23 00:00:37

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Baise, Guangxi, 23 July: Rescuers have recovered the bodies of seven, not six as they reported on Tuesday [22 July], of the 36 trapped miners in the flooded Nadu Mine in south China. Huang Yi, spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety, said the chaos of the rescue operation had led to the miscalculation in the death toll. The operation had reached a critical period, said Huang, as heavy...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

China's flooding, which has already killed dozens and caused $2 billion in direct economic loss, Wednesday threatened thousands in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Although there was a break in the rains Tuesday, Xinhua reported the past week of rains is causing waters levels in the southern region to rise. About 7,000 people had been evacuated from several villages and towns. The official death toll from the week-long rainstorms and floods in the nine provinces and regions in south China was...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

TORONTO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aspire International, Inc's ("Aspire" or the "Company") (OTCBB:APIT) wholly owned subsidiary Aspire GuangXi announced today that the Company has received the approval of a business license from the Chinese Government. The business license received from the Chinese Government covers investment, exploration, mining and trading of natural resources, base metal and raw materials. Aspire GuangXi Inc. is registered as a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise...

2006-08-21 02:38:01

BEIJING (Reuters) - Eating raw or half-raw snails has led to almost 40 people in Beijing coming down with meningitis, state media said on Monday, and the same species is being blamed for destroying a huge swath of rice crops. Around half of the victims had eaten a dish made with the Amazonian snails at a chain of Sichuan restaurants, the China Daily said. "The large, black snails are a hot-selling aquatic product in big Chinese cities like Beijing," Xinhua news agency said, adding...

2006-08-04 07:19:31

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Prapiroon killed 18 people as it lashed south China with heavy rain and winds on Friday after forcing the evacuation of more than half a million and snarling transport links across the region. China Central Television cited the Ministry of Civil Affairs as saying the deaths had occurred in the southern provinces of Guangdong and Hainan and the neighboring region of Guangxi. Another seven were missing, the official broadcaster said. It gave no...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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