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Ten killed by blast on Mexican oil pipeline

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  • December 19, 2010
At least 10 people have been killed and 12 injured in an explosion at an oil pipeline in central Mexico, local officials say. The incident happened in the town of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla state. The cause was not immediately known. The pipeline ...

Stretford flats evacuated after explosion

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  • December 19, 2010
A three-storey block of flats in Greater Manchester was evacuated after a suspected gas explosion. Emergency services were called to reports of the blast at a flat on Tree Walk in Stretford at about 0830 GMT. No-one was injured in the blast, which wa...

Arson damages Morpeth charity shop stock

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  • December 19, 2010
Stock at a Northumberland charity shop was damaged by smoke when an industrial wheelie bin outside was set alight. The incident at the back of the British Heart Foundation shop on Bridge Street in Morpeth on Saturday morning is being treated as arson...

Fire warning for South Yorkshire over festive period

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  • December 19, 2010
Fire service officials in South Yorkshire have warned people about the dangers of accidental house fires over the Christmas period. Officers said that 10 people had died and more than 100 injured in December incidents since 2003. Candles, fairy light...

Firefighters tackle blaze at Cambridge pub

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  • December 19, 2010
Firefighters were called early on Sunday morning to a fire at a pub in Cambridge. Six crews from across Cambridgeshire were called to tackle the blaze at the Carlton Arms pub on Carlton Way The roof of the top-floor flat in the building was badly dam...

Electricity substation explodes in Totnes

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  • December 19, 2010
An electricity substation has exploded in south Devon. Two fire crews were called to the site in Denys Road, Totnes, at about 2315 GMT on Saturday after the incident involving an 11,000-volt transformer. The 16ft by 16ft (5m by 5m) single-storey stru...

Woman dies after bungalow fire in Southampton

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  • December 19, 2010
An elderly woman has died after being rescued from a fire in her home in Southampton. More than 20 firefighters were sent to tackle the fire at the bungalow in Osborne Road South in the Portswood area of the city. It broke out early on Saturday morni...

Sailor dies in fishing boat fire off Isles of Scilly

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  • December 19, 2010
A man has died in a fire on a Spanish fishing vessel about 160 miles (255km) south west of the Isles of Scilly. Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated an operation to help the Rey De Olaya after an alert at 1725 GMT on Saturday. The fire, which broke out i...

Man, 55, hurt in Edinburgh flat blaze

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  • December 19, 2010
A 55-year-old man was seriously injured and two police officers were treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a flat in Edinburgh. The fire was discovered shortly after 0130 GMT in Seafield Road East. Two police officers who attempted to ente...

Philippines hotel fire kills 15 people

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  • December 19, 2010
A fire at a budget hotel in the northern Philippines has killed 15 people and injured 12, officials say. The blaze began on the ground floor of the five-floor hotel in in the city of Tuguegarao, in Cagayan province. It burned for several hours, gutti...

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