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Suspicious fire at electricity sub-station in Kent

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  • July 5, 2010
A fire at an electricity sub-station in Kent is being treated as suspicious. Police and fire crews were called to the EDF site in Gas Road, Sittingbourne, just before 1300 BST. Thick black smoke was seen coming from the site, but the fire was quickly...

Nurse on murder charge after burns victim dies

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  • July 5, 2010
A psychiatric nurse is due in court accused of murder after a woman suffered burns in an incident in north London. Donna Drepaul, 50, was found with severe burns in a property in Islington on Friday. She was taken to the Royal London Hospital where s...

The driver of a runaway bus in the Philippines smashed into a concrete wall in a bid to avoid hitting bystanders, police say. At least 15 people were killed and another 48 injured in the crash on the central island of Cebu. The bus was carrying factory

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  • July 5, 2010
The driver of a runaway bus in the Philippines smashed into a concrete wall in a bid to avoid hitting bystanders, police say. At least 15 people were killed and another 48 injured in the crash on the central island of Cebu. The bus was carrying facto...

Fire breaks out at Sizewell B nuclear power plant

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  • July 4, 2010
A fire at the nuclear power station Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast was made safe by firefighters after six-and-a-half hours. The fire broke out just before 2100 BST in the building housing a charcoal absorber which is used to filter out gases. It wa...

South Korea airport bus crash near Seoul kills 12

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  • July 4, 2010
A bus has fallen from a bridge near the main international airport serving the South Korean capital Seoul, killing 12 passengers, police have said. Another 12 passengers were injured when the bus fell about 10m (30ft) from the bridge onto a construct...

DR Congo fuel truck victims buried in mass graves

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  • July 4, 2010
The bodies of some of the scores of people killed in a fuel truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been buried in mass graves. At least 230 people were killed when the overturned oil tanker exploded and sparked a fire in Sange vill...

DR Congo oil tanker blaze 'kills 200'

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  • July 3, 2010
At least 200 people are feared dead after an oil tanker exploded and set fire to parts of a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The truck, travelling from Tanzania, overturned in the village of Sange near the country's eastern border. The fu...

Woman in Barnstaple loo rescued by fire crews

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  • July 3, 2010
A Devon fire crew had to release a woman from a public toilet after her finger got stuck in the push button mechanism of the flush. The crew was sent to the premises in Eastern Avenue in Barnstaple at about 1910 BST. The woman's finger was released b...

Hampshire crews give tower block fire advice

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  • July 3, 2010
Firefighters in Hampshire are visiting residents of high-rise blocks of flats to give safety advice in the wake of a fire which killed two colleagues. James Shears, 35, died alongside Alan Bannon, 38, in the 15-storey Shirley Towers in Southampton on...

Major fire tackled on cargo ship in Lochaber

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  • July 3, 2010
Firefighters are tackling a major fire on a cargo ship on the west coast of Scotland. The 100,000 tonne bulk carrier Yeoman Bontrup had been loading material at the Glensanda quarry on the Morven peninsula in Lochaber. No-one has been seriously injur...

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