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Colombia mudslide engulfs bus after heavy rain

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  • April 16, 2011
A mudslide caused by heavy rain has engulfed a bus in Colombia, killing at least 14 people, officials. say. The bus was leaving the central city of the city of Manizales when it was hit by a collapsing hillside and swept into a ravine. Rescuers have ...

Single lane of M1 reopens after major fire caused havoc

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  • April 16, 2011
One lane of the northbound M1 has reopened after being closed for more than 36 hours following a fire, the Highways Agency have said. The motorway had been closed in both directions between junctions one and four since 0410 BST on Friday. The Highway...

Alexandria church damaged by 'suspicious' blaze

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  • April 16, 2011
Police are treating a fire which extensively damaged a church in West Dunbartonshire as suspicious. Emergency services were called to St Ronan's Parish Church in Bonhill, Alexandria, after residents noticed flames coming from the building at about 01...

Deer rescued in Winchester after getting stuck in gate

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  • April 16, 2011
A deer had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck in a wrought iron gate in Hampshire. The roe deer became trapped by its hips in the gate in St Cross Road in Winchester on Friday afternoon. Hampshire Fire and Rescue animal rescue special...

Dyce homes evacuated over car crash gas cylinder

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  • April 16, 2011
Several homes have been evacuated after a gas cylinder was found in a crashed vehicle in Aberdeenshire. The BMW car and a van collided on Riverview Drive, Dyce at about 1035 BST. Both drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Grampian Polic...

Humberside fire service issues warning over wheat bags

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  • April 16, 2011
A warning has been issued over overheating wheat bags following a severe kitchen fire in East Yorkshire. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it was issuing the warning following a kitchen fire in Brough which severely damaged the property. The fi...

Barrow 'gas explosion' caused by petrol in drains

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  • April 16, 2011
It is now believed that an explosion in a Cumbrian town was caused by petrol in the drains. Police and fire crews were called to the junction of Shakespeare Street and Dryden Street in Barrow on Friday night following reports of a gas explosion. The ...

Three taken to hospital after Wiltshire house fire

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  • April 16, 2011
Three people were taken to hospital after a severe house fire in Wiltshire. Crews were called to the property at Station Road, in Holt, just before 0200 BST. A woman, a man and a boy were taken to the Royal United Hospital, in Bath, as a precaution w...

Three rural car parks damaged in Derbyshire

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  • April 16, 2011
Three rural car parks in Derbyshire have been damaged by vandals in the past month, police said. Car parks at Friden, Parsley Hay and Tideswell Dale in the Peak District National Park were all damaged. A picnic table was damaged in the Friden car par...

Bear stuck in a tree rescued by fire service in New Jersey

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  • April 16, 2011
A black bear has had to be rescued after becoming stuck in a tree in New Jersey. Drivers had spotted the animal on the side of the road, before it decided to climb the tree and traffic backed up as people slowed down to take a look. The police, the f...

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