Death toll rises to 18 in China tanker truck blast


first_imgThe number of people killed in a tanker truck explosion on a highway in eastern China has climbed to 18, with nearly 200 more injured, local authorities said Sunday.The force of the blast on Saturday afternoon caused nearby homes and factories to collapse, and sent huge clouds of black smoke billowing into the air as flames engulfed several cars.China’s emergency management department said Sunday morning there were 189 injured people still being treated in hospital, after the accident near Wenling city in the eastern province of Zhejiang. State news agency Xinhua reported Sunday that there was a second blast when the truck fell onto a workshop near the expressway after the first explosion.Emergency responders were still conducting search and rescue operations, it added.Deadly road accidents are common in China, where traffic regulations are often flouted or not enforced.Last year, at least 36 people died and 36 others were hurt in eastern China when a packed coach with a flat tyre collided with a truck.Topics : Local authorities said the truck was loaded with liquefied gas.Dramatic video footage of the accident published by state media showed a huge ball of fire shooting into the air as people screamed.In one clip, a large piece of debris is seen flying into the air before crashing on some nearby buildings.Another video showed the remains of the tanker and several truck tyres smashed into a building, which had been reduced to rubble.last_img read more

Wellington City Manager Gus Collins having retirement reception on Thursday, May 29


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down noname · 327 weeks ago Where is he going to? Its been longer than 48 hours. Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 327 weeks ago “Retiring”? Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Gus CollinsSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — There will be a public “come and go” reception for Wellington City Manager Gus Collins on Thursday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the council chambers at Wellington City Hall at 317 S. Washington.Collins is retiring from the city of Wellington after being hired as city manager on May 1, 2006. He will officially retire on June 1, 2014 (see story here).Collins has been in public service after over 35 years. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more