土瓜灣死人冚樓

29 January 2010

An apartment block which passed inspections in 2004 collapsed today with little warning, killing at least a woman and injuring others. 4 residents are missing.

This tragedy puts the Sha Tin-Central MTR line and Hong Kong High Speed Rail projects, both of which go underground delicate aging residential blocks, into spotlight.

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Retweets of the following message by Charles Mok dominated the #stopxrl and #hk5 tags in twitter:

charlesmok: 好天冇地震竟然塌樓!這是起英趕美建最貴高鐵的香港!回歸十二年特區政府只保功能組別,只顧商界揾銀,不顧基層,好大喜功卻不理舊樓,終於搞出人命。今日土瓜灣,明天全香港!為公義你知點做! #stopxrl #tkwcollapse #hk5

P.S. Photo by Twitter CHANVINCI:
“民建聯九龍城支部,即李慧X辦事處就在塌樓的斜對面,為民服務的議員現身在何方? ”

(“The DAB-Kowloon Shing branch is diagonally opposite to the site. Where have all the “for the people” legislators gone?”)
#tkwcollapse æ°�建è�¯ä¹�é¾�å��æ�¯é�¨ï¼�å�³æ��æ�§X辦äº�è��å°... on Twitpic

Ironically, SAR Internal Security Minister Lee Shiu Kwong was caught on camera with a smirk (on the left-hand side of the image, behind Bowtie Tsang).
HKSAR Internal Security Minister Lee Shiu Kwong caught on camera (first from left, behind Donald Tsang) with a smirk

Further reading

http://www1.hk.apple.nextmedia.com/realtime/art_main.php?iss_id=20100129&sec_id=6996647&art_id=13677479

http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20100129/news_20100129_55_644064.htm

http://martinoei.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/馬頭圍道突然塌樓事件/

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23tkwcollapse

the collapse
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