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Flats evacuated after part of crane collapses in Essex

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  • December 24, 2011
About 50 properties have been evacuated in a town in Essex after part of a tower crane collapsed. The properties in and around Allard Way in Saffron Walden were evacuated by police with residents taken to a rest centre in a local sports complex. Esse...

Gloucester woman injured after being trapped by bus

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  • December 24, 2011
An 87-year-old woman has been injured after being trapped between a bus and a bus shelter in Gloucester. It happened in Clarence Street at 12:15 GMT. The fire service, ambulance service and police were all called out. Police said the woman, who is fr...

Colombia fuel pipeline explosion kills at least 11

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  • December 24, 2011
A fuel pipeline has exploded in Colombia, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than 70 others injured. Officials suspect the blast in the town of Dosquebradas was caused by people trying to pierce the pipe to siphon off petrol. A leak set off ...

Man dies after falling into River Severn in Bewdley

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  • December 24, 2011
A man has died after falling into the River Severn in Worcestershire. West Mercia Police said it was called to the Northwood Lane area of Bewdley at about 06:50 GMT following reports that a man had fallen into the river. A man was found in the water ...

Brazil: Fire ravages Sao Paolo's Moinho shanty town

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  • December 24, 2011
A fire has destroyed an abandoned building before tearing through a neighbouring shanty town in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Footage showed people on the rooftops of burning buildings in Moinho being airlifted to safety. More than 200 firefighters were deploye...

Leyland fire costs family firm up to £20m

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  • December 24, 2011
A family firm whose Leyland premises was destroyed in a massive fire estimates the cost of the damage to be up to £20m. Fire ripped through five buildings on Lancashire Enterprise Business Park on Centurion Way in Leyland on Wednesday. WH Bowker...

Flooding keeps mid and west wales fire and rescue crews busy

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  • December 24, 2011
Heavy rain has caused flooding in mid and south west Wales, with firefighters called out to more than 20 incidents. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue diverted flood water from two pubs - The Smiths Arms in Neath Abbey and the Old Black Arms, Ystradg...

Residents rescued from Govanhill flats fire

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  • December 24, 2011
A tenement fire in Glasgow has led to 13 people being treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. Crews from Polmadie and Castlemilk fire stations were called to the fire in Calder Street in the Govanhill area of the city at about 04:00. They exting...

Fire breaks out at Verwood chemicals plant

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  • December 23, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a chemical fire at a Dorset industrial estate. They were called to Ebblake Industrial Estate in Verwood at about 16:30 GMT following reports of a small explosion and fire at a chemical cleaning plant. The fire was extinguish...

Donington on Bain bungalow severely damaged by Christmas lights fire

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  • December 23, 2011
A bungalow in a Lincolnshire village has been severely damaged by a blaze caused by Christmas lights falling on to an electric fire. Firefighters were called to the property in Main Road, Donington on Bain, just after 15:25 GMT on Thursday. Four appl...

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