July 21, 2002 |
A downpour of giant hailstones, some the size of eggs, killed 16 people in central China, state media and local officials said. The violent hailstorm struck northern parts of Henan province Friday evening. The storm, which lasted half an hour, left many hospitalized with head injuries.
May 26, 1985 |
Xuying village in central China may be unique in this nation of 250 million smokers. After a 25-year campaign against smoking, none of the Henan province village's 150 adults smoke, and cigarettes are banned. China is the world's biggest consumer and producer of tobacco.
September 18, 1986 |
Henan province in east-central China, one of the country's most important agricultural areas, is in the grip of a drought that has affected millions of acres of crops, the official People's Daily newspaper said Wednesday.
April 1, 1989 |
Eight students died and two were injured when the snow-laden roof of a school dormitory collapsed in February in north China, the official Guangming Daily said Friday. The newspaper said the accident occurred while students were asleep in Gao county in Henan province on Feb. 28.
November 6, 2001 |
Tons of deadly cyanide leaked into a river in central China after a truck overturned, state media and local officials said. Animals were poisoned and at least one person was sickened. The truck, carrying 11 tons of liquid sodium cyanide, overturned Thursday on a rutted road along a tributary of the Luo River, said a county government official in Luoning, Henan province, about 500 miles southwest of Beijing.
June 26, 1987 |
Railway police said today they arrested two Chinese men in the fatal stabbing of an American aboard a train in northern Henan province. It was the first reported killing of a U.S. citizen in China since the 1949 Communist takeover. The victim, a Chinese-American whose name was given as Qie Jihua, was stabbed to death about 3 a.m. Sunday on a train from Beijing to Canton, said a spokesman at the Zhengzhou Station Police Office.
December 13, 1987 |
Chinese archeologists have unearthed inscriptions dating back 8,000 years, possibly the earliest examples of writing found yet in China, the official New China News Agency said Saturday. The symbols, inscribed on tortoise shells, bones and stone vessels, were discovered at a neolithic site in central Henan province.
July 30, 2007 |
Heavy rains today hampered efforts to save 69 miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a flooded coal mine in central China, a state-run news agency reported. Thirty-three miners escaped, but the 69 were trapped when the flood struck the Zhijian mine in Henan province's Shan County, the New China News Agency said. China's coal mines are the world's deadliest, with fatalities reported nearly every day.
November 28, 2004 |
A gas explosion tore through a coal mine in China's central Shanxi province and trapped at least 187 workers, the government said. The official New China News Agency said about 80 miners were rescued. It did not define how many people were in the Chenjiashan mine when the explosion occurred. Last month, a massive explosion in the Daping mine in central Henan province left 148 people dead.