Neijiang resident Zhang Houming, 46, was prematurely sent to the mortuary last Friday after a motorcycle accident. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident only for his family members to find him breathing inside his coffin later that day. Zhang was taken to the hospital for a second diagnosis but died shortly afterward from "severe brain trauma".
The 625,000 plastic houses that were put up to shelter victims of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake are now being recycled, according to PlasticNews.com. Chen Guangbiao, a philanthropist from Jiangsu province, has invested 30 million yuan in free, mobile recycling stations.
An overflow of hydrogen sulfide left at least two dead and six ill in a factory belonging to Nikeguorun New Materials Co. Ltd. in Pengshan County on Sunday. The overflow occurred when the workers added too much sulfuric acid during an experiment related to lithium batteries.
Sichuanese migrant worker Zhou Shuheng has gained fame after signing a contract with a publishing house in Beijing for a book recounting his and other migrant workers' experiences. Zhou moved to Fujian province looking for work when he was 16. More than 500,000 people have visited his blog so far.
By the end of the month, Chinese trains will begin piloting a name-based ticketing system in several regions including southwestern Sichuan, according to the Guangzhou Railway Group and the Chengdu Railway Bureau. The system is intended to alleviate ticket shortages by preventing scalpers from hoarding tickets before the spring festival.