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Hospital Fire Kills 60 in Eastern India

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A fire has killed has killed at least 60 people at a private hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. Authorities say the blaze swept through the AMRI Hospital early Friday in the capital of West Bengal state. Local television channels showed patients being rolled out on stretchers and distraught relatives waiting outside the […]

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Hospital Fire Kills 35 in Eastern India

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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A fire has killed has killed at least 35 people at a private hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. Authorities say the blaze swept through the AMRI Hospital early Friday in the capital of West Bengal state. Local television channels showed patients being rolled out on stretchers and distraught relatives waiting outside the […]

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Fire Guts French Newspaper Office

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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French police say fire has gutted a satirical newspaper’s Paris offices. The Charlie Hebdo newspaper this week published a special Arab Spring edition that featured a cartoon image of the Prophet Mohammed on its cover. His depiction is prohibited in Islam. Police cite witnesses as seeing Molotov cocktails being thrown at the building. An investigation […]

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Major Fire Engulfs Texas Chemical Plant, Nearby Schools Evacuated

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A major fire has engulfed an industrial plant in the U.S. state of Texas, sending large plumes of potentially toxic smoke into the sky. The fire broke out Monday at a chemical plant south of Dallas. Local authorities said all workers had evacuated. They appealed to neighboring communities for additional firefighters to help battle the […]

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Fire at Singapore Refinery Burns for Second Day

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 4:03 am (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in Singapore are battling a massive blaze at a major oil refinery for a second day Thursday. The fire broke out Wednesday at the Palau Bukom island, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of non-essential employees. Officials with the Singapore Civil Defense Force say there has been a “surge” in the fire at the plant, […]

Copenhagen’s Historic KB Hallen Arena Destroyed by Fire

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A fire raced through the historic KB Hallen multi-purpose arena in Copenhagen, Denmark Wednesday, destroying most of the 73-year-old building. The fire is believed to have started when overheated light bulbs caught on fire near cardboard boxes just hours before an erotic trade fair was to open. A number of people preparing for the fair […]

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2 Killed, 9 Hurt in Norway Cruise Ship Fire

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two people were killed and at least nine others were injured after a fire broke out in the engine room of the Norwegian fjord cruise ship MS Nordlys on Thursday. The ship was at sea near the port of Aalesund in western Norway when the fire started. Some of the more than 200 passengers aboard […]

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2 Killed in Norway Cruise Ship Fire

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least two people were killed after a fire broke out in the engine room of the Norwegian fjord cruise ship Nordlys on Thursday. The ship was at sea near the port of Aalesund in western Norway when the fire started. Some of the more than 200 passengers aboard the ship were evacuated to lifeboats, […]

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Norwegian Cruise Ship Evacuated After Engine Room Fire

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:11 am (UTC-5)
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The Norwegian fjord cruise ship Nordlys was evacuated Thursday after a fire broke out in the engine room. The ship was at sea near the port of Aalesund in western Norway when the fire started. Some of the more than 200 passengers aboard the ship were evacuated in lifeboats, while the rest left the Nordlys […]

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Fire Breaks Out at China Refinery

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state news agency says a fire broke out at an oil refinery in the northeastern coastal city of Dalian Saturday. It was the second fire at the Dalian refinery since July. Authorities said the flames were extinguished after about six hours without any injuries. The official Xinhua news agency said the blaze was triggered […]

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