Sunday, 16 June 2019

Tag Archives: Fire

Dhaka: At least 70 killed as fire breaks out in chemical warehouses

DHAKA: At least 70 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said today. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with ...

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10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

PARIS: At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday. The fire on the upper floors of the building in rue Erlanger in the upmarket ...

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Manchester fire: Northern Quarter apartment block blaze

MANCHESTER: Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a 12-storey building in Manchester. Images posted on social media show smoke billowing out of the building on Joiner Street in the city’s Northern Quarter, while crowds of people watch on from below. The fire is affecting the ninth floor of the building, ...

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Students in India set university on fire after death

CHENNAI: Violent protests have broken out at an Indian university over the death of a student who reportedly killed herself after being caught cheating in an exam. Students at Sathyabhama University in Chennai started burning furniture on their campus late on Wednesday night, local media said. Protesters claimed that university ...

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Fire kills at least 24 pupils and staff at school in Malaysia

: A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early on Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn’t have been there.” Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of ...

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Fire Spreads Through Dubai Skyscraper

A residential tower which is home to hundreds of expats in Dubai’s famous Marina is on fire. Footage shows flames climbing up the 79-storey Torch Tower in the United Arab Emirates tourism hotspot. It was once the tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 335m tall. ...

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