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Scores buried by landslide in south-west China

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  • June 28, 2010
At least 100 people are feared to be buried or trapped after a landslide triggered by torrential rain in south-west China, state media reported. The landslide happened at 1430 local time, and engulfed a number of homes in Dazhai village in Guizhou Pr...

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Firefighters protest over changes

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  • June 28, 2010
Firefighters from across south Wales are to protest at a fire authority meeting over changes which they say will lead to 48 losing their jobs. Their union claims a new duty system to help save South Wales Fire and Rescue Service £1.5m will cut t...

Woman dies in 'electric blanket' fire in Birmingham

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  • June 28, 2010
A woman is believed to have died after an electric blanket caught fire at a Birmingham house, West Midlands Ambulance Service said. She was found in a bedroom at the property in Woodthorpe Road, Kings Heath, just before 1230 BST on Sunday. A service ...

Two rescued from flat after fire in Leeds shop

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  • June 27, 2010
Two people have been rescued after a fire in the Harehills area of Leeds. The man and woman were rescued after a fire broke out in The Sky's The Limit shop on Harehills Lane at about 1945 BST on Saturday. A fire service spokeswoman said it was though...

Two quizzed over fire at disused school in Northampton

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  • June 27, 2010
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson and released on bail pending further inquiries after a fire at a disused school in Northampton. Most of the former Greenoaks school at Kingsthorpe has been destroyed despite the efforts of about 60 ...

Murder inquiry after woman's fire death in Maidenhead

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  • June 27, 2010
A murder investigation is under way after a 23-year-old woman died in a house fire in Berkshire. Emergency services were called to the fire in Moor Lane, Maidenhead, in the early hours of Friday. Police said the woman who died had been visiting the p...

Probe into fatal blaze at house

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  • June 27, 2010
A woman has died in a house fire in West Lothian, police have said. The blaze broke out between 0430 and 0500 BST at a terraced house on Ambrose Rise, in the Dedridge area of Livingston. An investigation by police and the fire service is under way to...

Woman dies in Milngavie house fire

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  • June 27, 2010
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Milngavie, near Glasgow. Irene Young, 93, died after a blaze broke out at her home in Clochbar Avenue just before 1800 BST on Saturday. Strathclyde Police said there were no suspicious circumstances. Meanw...

Disused Northampton school damaged by fire

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  • June 27, 2010
A fire has severely damaged a disused school in Northampton. Sixty firefighters aboard 10 fire engines were called to the school in Bective Road in the Kingsthorpe area on Saturday afternoon. Fire officers said an explosion heard throughout the area ...

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