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Netherlands train crash: Scores injured in Amsterdam

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  • April 22, 2012
About 125 people have been injured, at least 13 of them seriously, when two passenger trains collided in the Amsterdam area, Dutch officials say. They say the accident happened near Sloterdijk, to the west of the capital. Neither train was derailed, ...

Police revisit scene of fatal fire in Dungannon

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  • April 22, 2012
Police investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter who were killed in a fire in County Tyrone have revisited the scene one week on from the tragedy. Elizabeth McGirr, 71, and her 38-year-old daughter, Deirdre, died in a blaze at a flat in Dunle...

Arson suspected at Lelant swimming pool changing room fire

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  • April 22, 2012
A fire at a swimming pool and leisure complex in Cornwall is believed to have been started deliberately. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said crews from St Ives were called to the fire at Lelant at about 15:15 BST. Firefighters used breathing appara...

Hill fires in Hastings 'started deliberately'

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  • April 22, 2012
A series of recent gorse fires in East Sussex may have been started deliberately, a local council has said. There have been 19 fires on hills above Hastings Old Town in the last six weeks, compared to three in the same period last year. During one fi...

Firefighters remain at millionaire's island property in Poole

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  • April 22, 2012
Firefighters remain at a multi-million pound timber home in Dorset which has been partially destroyed by fire. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze at Green Island, Poole early on Friday. Firefighters are being taken by boat in shif...

Leicestershire fire crews tackle factory blazes

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  • April 22, 2012
Fire crews in Leicester have tackled serious blazes at two factory units in the city. In the first incident crews were called to a knitwear factory on Galby Street shortly after 12:00 BST and found the first two floors well alight. Later, at about 19...

Sevenoaks railway station evacuated after train fire

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  • April 22, 2012
Sevenoaks railway station in Kent was evacuated after a fire broke out on a passenger train. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the station at 22:15 BST on Friday after the fire was reported. Four fire engines were called to the train station...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Winson Green factory

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  • April 22, 2012
Fire crews have been tackling a major fire at a factory in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service said it was called to the Chidlow and Cheshire car accessory plant in Winson Green at about 03:15 GMT. Station Commander Mark Lawton said as many as 10 ...

Aberdeen high rise residents get fire advice

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  • April 22, 2012
Residents in Aberdeen's high rises have been urged not to leave their flats in the event of fire in another part of the building. It is one of several messages Grampian Fire and Rescue Service has issued as part of a safety drive. Early on Saturday, ...

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