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China coal mine accidents 'kill at least 38', trap more

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  • July 19, 2010
At least 38 miners have been killed in three separate accidents in China's notoriously dangerous coal mines, according to state-run media. Twenty eight people died after an electrical cable caught fire inside the Xiaonangou mine in Shaanxi province, ...

Dozens die in West Bengal train crash

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  • July 19, 2010
A train crash in eastern India has killed at least 60 people and injured another 120, officials say. A speeding passenger express hit another train waiting at a station in the town of Sainthia, West Bengal state, early on Monday. The impact sent the ...

Man admits Workington hotel arson attack

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  • July 19, 2010
An 18-year-old man has admitted starting a fire which led to the evacuation of a hotel and caused £75,000 worth of damage. Carl McGuirk was arrested after fire ripped through the Cumberland Hotel, in Station Road, Workington, in April. McGuirk a...

Crews tackle tyres fire in Bristol's St Pauls

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  • July 19, 2010
Fire crews have been working to extinguish a pile of burning tyres in the St Paul's area of Bristol. Five fire engines were called to what was believed to be a building on fire in Bishops Street, at about 1930 BST. The blaze from the tyre rubber caus...

Crews tackle large fire at corn field in Bean

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  • July 19, 2010
Fire crews in Kent have been tackling a large fire in a corn field. They were called to a "well-developed" fire in a 40-acre field of standing corn in Shellbank Lane, Bean, just before 1530 BST. About 50 firefighters fought the blaze using 10 fire ap...

Cannabis plants uncovered in Portchester fire

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  • July 19, 2010
A fire has broken out at a trading estate inside a property containing up to 500 cannabis plants. The blaze started just after 1400 BST on Monday inside the disused building on Castle Trading Estate in Portchester. The area was cordoned off while cre...

Traffic tailbacks as emergency crews tackle fuel spill

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  • July 19, 2010
Firefighters have been clearing up a fuel spillage on a main road in a market town following a collision between a lorry and a car. It is understood the lorry began spilling about 700 litres (154 gallons) of diesel on to Peach Street in Wokingham, Be...

Arrest after house petrol-bombed in Manchester

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  • July 19, 2010
A man has been arrested after a petrol bomb was thrown at the front door of a house in Manchester. A 26-year-old mother and her two children, aged two and four, escaped from the fire in Dunkery Road, Woodhouse Park, in the early hours. They had manag...

Exclusion zone for Essex cylinder fire

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  • July 19, 2010
An exclusion zone has been set up around an Essex farm because a gas cylinder is on fire. The 656ft (200m) area has been cordoned off at Woodhams Farm in Cutlers Green, Thaxted. Fire crews were called before 1100 BST and have been working to cool the...

Firefighters rescue Folkestone hillside fall man

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  • July 19, 2010
A man had to be rescued by firefighters after he fell down a steep hill in Folkestone, Kent. Fire crews used specialist rescue equipment to reach the man who had fallen down a hillside off Crete Road West at about 0420 BST on Monday. Kent Fire and Re...

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