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In India
May 22, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The protests going on for last several months demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday with ten person feared dead in the clash between protesters and police in Thoothukudi (also known as Tuticorin). Tamil Nadu DGP TK Rajendran said, “People of Tu...
In India
February 3, 2018 10:11 am gmt |
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A major fire broke out inside the premises of famous Meenakshi temple in Madurai in which atleast 40 shops were gutted, police said. However no one was injured, they said. Temple authorities ruled out any sabotage and said electrical short circuit in one of the shops selling pooja articles caused the...
In Britain
September 14, 2017 7:20 am gmt |
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A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a 45-m...
In Colombo
August 18, 2017 6:47 am gmt |
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An unexpected fire erupted in a clothing store in Weligama late last night. Police stated that the fire had occurred at approximately 11.20 pm yesterday (17). The Police and the Fire Fighting Unit, together with the residents, had successfully put out the flames. Preliminary investigations have revea...
In Latest Stories
August 4, 2017 6:05 am gmt |
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Firefighters battled a blaze early Friday at the 84-story Torch tower near Dubai Marina in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Media Office said. Just after 3:30 a.m. Dubai Civil Defense said the fire was out after burning for about two hours. Officials said the building was being cooled. There were ...
In India
February 3, 2017 7:47 am gmt |
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A fire broke out on Friday morning in the accounts branch of Rashtrapati Bhavan but it was doused within minutes. No one was hurt in the blaze though some furniture was damaged. A call was received on Friday at 8.45 am about a fire in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s accounts branch, said an official from ...
In India
August 19, 2016 8:53 am gmt |
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An angry mob set a private bus on fire on Thursday (18th Aug) after it collided with a motorbike which was coming from wrong side in India’s northern Punjab state. The accident took place along the Ludhiana-Ferozepore highway near Baddowal village. Hardev Singh (60) and his son Manjit Singh (28...
In World
June 27, 2016 8:06 am gmt |
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A Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) flight to Milan caught fire early on Monday after returning to Singapore’s Changi airport following an engine oil warning message but all passengers were safe, the airline and airport officials said. The aircraft’s right engine caught fire after the aircraft...
In Srilanka
June 22, 2016 8:54 am gmt |
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A section of a building at the Eppawala Phosphate factory premises was destroyed by a fire, Police Media Unit sources said. The fire which erupted at the factory last morning destroyed the building which housed the factory’s supply, accounting and documenting divisions. The fire had been brought unde...
In World
May 23, 2016 5:51 am gmt |
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A fire swept through a dormitory at a school for girls from poor families in Thailand, killing at least 17 of them and injuring five, police said on Monday (May 23). The fire broke out late on Sunday (May 22) as the girls aged five to 12 slept at the Christian school in the northern […]...
In Europe
May 10, 2016 7:37 am gmt |
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A Syrian migrant was wounded on Monday (May 9) as she tried to enter Slovakia when police opened fire at a border post near the town of Velky Meder. A 26-year-old woman was shot and had to be rushed to hospital, where she had to undergo surgery. Patricia Macikova, the spokesperson for Slovakian custo...
In World
April 29, 2016 8:50 am gmt |
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Two people were killed and five others injured when a fire broke out in the basement of terminal one at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport on Friday morning. As of 09:00, the fire has been extinguished and the injured sent to a nearby hospital. According to the Shanghai fire department, the ...
In India
April 29, 2016 8:41 am gmt |
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Six minor children were charred to death when the house in which they lived caught fire in Bareilly district of India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state on Friday (April 29). Five girls and a boy, all below 14 years, were alone and sleeping when the mishap occurred. Most of the family members had g...
In World
March 21, 2016 7:59 am gmt |
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A fire which started outside an Indiana truck stop burned out of control and engulfed the entire building on Sunday (March 20) night. A couple of employees at the Flying J truck stop in Indianapolis attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher but were unsuccessful and evacuated the buildi...
In India
December 27, 2015 3:40 am gmt |
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A massive fire broke out in a slum in Dum Dum Park area of India’s eastern Kolkata city on Saturday evening (December 26), claiming a life. Explosion of gas cylinders caused the fire, said local media reports. The fire began at 6.30pm (1300 GMT) following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to th...
In Asia
June 30, 2015 3:52 am gmt |
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At least eight people have been injured, two seriously, after a man set himself on fire on a Shinkansen bullet train in Japan, say officials. The passenger poured oil over himself in the first carriage of the train, a Japan Rail spokesman told. The train was going from Tokyo to Osaka when the inciden...
In Uncategorized
June 16, 2015 10:05 am gmt |
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A huge fire has destroyed part of the 19th Century basilica of Saint-Donatien in the French city of Nantes. The blaze broke out on Monday after morning Mass, with worshippers evacuated from the building, Rev Benoit Bertrand told local media. Around 40 firefighters worked to extinguish the flames, whi...
In India
May 12, 2015 7:02 am gmt |
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Fire at Oriental Bank of Commerce in Central Delhi’s Connaught place. Some people are feared trapped in a fire in a building in the heart of Delhi. 20 fire engines are fighting the flames in Connaught Place at a building which hosts the Oriental Bank of Commerce, sources said, adding that peopl...
In Europe
May 7, 2015 6:45 am gmt |
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Rome’s main airport was closed on Thursday (May 7) after a fire broke out in a baggage storage area but there were no serious injuries, officials said. The airport would remain closed until 2 p.m. (1200 GMT), they said.  The fire broke out shortly after midnight (2200 GMT) in an underground bag...