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2009 New Year’s Eve fire in Bangkok

Tony Oliver reports on the New Year’s Eve fire in Bangkok, which killed 66 people, and finds the usual morass of allegations regarding permits violated, safety rules flouted, and inadequate fire safety measures that are so common after such events, wherever they happen in the world

Emergency crews at NI crash scene

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  • January 1, 2011
Ambulance and fire crews, police and the coastguard are at the scene of a car crash in County Antrim. The car smashed through a wall and plunged down a slope into a river below, landing on its roof. The accident happened on Saturday afternoon at the ...

Russia pop group Na-Na describe plane fire 'panic'

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  • January 1, 2011
Members of a Russian pop group, Na-Na, have described the panic on board a passenger jet when it caught fire and later exploded at a Siberian airport. Three people were killed and at least 43 were injured after the Russian plane, carrying 124 people,...

Crews rescue two people from house fire in Nottingham

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  • January 1, 2011
Two people and their dog have been rescued from a fire at a house in part of Nottingham. Fire crews were called to the house on Furlong Avenue in Arnold at about 0830 GMT on Saturday. A man and a woman were rescued from the blaze and taken to hospita...

Derelict building in Leominster gutted by fire

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  • January 1, 2011
A derelict three-storey building in Herefordshire may have to be partially demolished after a fire broke out. Up to 25 firefighters were called to the Old Mill in Pinsley Lane, Leominster, during the early hours. More than half of the building, which...

Neighbours aid firefighters in Cumbria blaze rescue

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  • January 1, 2011
Four people were treated in hospital after a fire in a flat in Cumbria. An elderly man was rescued from his flat in Moorside Drive, Maryport, early on New Year's Day. He suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Two neighbours who assisted firefighters an...

Dog rescue among 4,475 calls to ambulance service

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  • January 1, 2011
Ambulance and fire crews were called to a reservoir in Essex after report a dog and its owner had gone into the water. Firefighters laid down a rescue path to free the dog fallen through ice at Elmstead in Colchester but it died. The owner had not at...

Two killed in hot air balloon crash in Somerset

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  • January 1, 2011
Two men died when a hot air balloon crashed on a bowling green in Somerset. The accident happened at about 0930 GMT at Pratten's Bowls Club in Midsomer Norton, near Bath. Initial fears of a third fatality proved unfounded. No other aircraft and no-on...

St Columb house blaze tackled by fire crews

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  • January 1, 2011
Firefighters from across Cornwall started the new year by tackling a house fire in St Columb. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm was raised by the householders just after midnight. Crews from St Columb, Newquay, St Dennis, Truro, Wadebri...

Trapped men freed from fridge van in Northamptonshire

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  • January 1, 2011
Two men had to be released from a refrigerated van by firefighters in Northamptonshire in the early hours. Fire crews were called to Daventry Town football club after they were alerted about the situation. A spokeswoman said a key had broken in the l...

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