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17 Dead in Vietnam Shoe Factory Fire

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities said Saturday that a fire at a shoe factory in the northern port city of Haiphong killed 17 people and seriously injured another 21. Police said the fire is believed to have been started Friday afternoon by welding equipment. The building had only one exit and the fire spread so fast that many […]

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41 Dead in China Bus Fire

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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At least 41 people were killed and six injured Friday, when an overloaded bus caught fire in central China. China’s official Xinhua news agency said 47 people were on board when the 35-seat bus caught fire early Friday in Xinyang City, Henan Province. Xinhua said that among the six injured, one person was in critical […]

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Fire Kills 16 in Ukrainian Retirement Home

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Ukrainian officials say a fire at a home for the elderly has killed 16 people and injured 11 others. The Emergency Ministry said the fire early Sunday engulfed a one-story wood and concrete retirement home in the western village of Bile. The ministry said three of the 11 rescued were in serious condition. The cause […]

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Croatia Refinery Fire Injures 4

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A major fire at an oil refinery in central Croatia has left four firefighters injured, one seriously. The fire broke out Monday at the refinery in the town of Sisak. Officials say it took 130 firefighters to bring the blaze under control. Reuters news agency quotes the national oil company, INA, as saying the cause […]

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Russian Arms Depot Fire Forces Evacuation

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A fire at a Russian ammunition depot has caused shells to explode and injured 30 people. Authorities ordered the evacuation of more than 28,000 residents who live near the plant. They said Friday the blasts may continue for another day at the arsenal in the republic of Udmurtia, 900 kilometers east of Moscow. Balls of […]

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