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Three workers killed in Thailand skyscraper accident

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  • May 7, 2012
Three men have fallen to their deaths from Thailand's tallest building when a cable supporting the platform they were standing on to install advertising broke, police have said. Two other workers were left clinging to the structure suspended high abo...

Exeter house fire man treated for burns

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  • May 7, 2012
A man has been severely burned on his face, back and hands after fire swept through an Exeter house. The man, aged in his 50s, was airlifted to the specialist burns unit at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after the fire in Union Road on Sunday afternoon...

Man and woman in Millfield flat blaze rescue

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  • May 7, 2012
Firefighters rescued a trapped couple through a window after fire spread through two flats in Sunderland. Crews were called to Queensberry Street in Millfield, after the blaze broke out just before 04:00 BST. A man and woman were trapped in a first f...

Dog walker stuck in mud rescued at Barton on Sea

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  • May 7, 2012
A woman had to be rescued after becoming stuck in mud on a beach in Hampshire. She was walking her dog at Barton on Sea on Sunday morning when she got stuck in the mudflats below Nash Farm Holiday Park. Fire crews and specialist coastguard rescue mud...

Shropshire campsite death: Brother of dead girl 'stable'

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  • May 7, 2012
The 11-year-old brother of a teenage girl who died at a Shropshire campsite has been described by police as "stable but still unwell" in hospital. His sister, who it is thought suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, was confirmed dead at the scene ...

Elderly woman killed in Isle of Man car crash

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  • May 7, 2012
An elderly woman was killed when she was in a car which hit a stationary vehicle on the Isle of Man. Manx Police said the woman was one of three travelling towards Ballaugh when their blue Honda Jazz hit a red Honda Jazz at 15:00 BST on Sunday. Fire ...

Jersey youth clinging to rocks rescued

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  • May 7, 2012
A young man was rescued by Jersey Fire and Rescue service in St Ouen's Bay after falling from the headland. He was found injured on rocks at La Pulente by a spear fisherman. The fisherman spotted him clinging to rocks near the headland early on Monda...

Guernsey fire engine sold in efficiency drive

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  • May 7, 2012
A fire engine has been sold to a UK supplier as part of an efficiency drive by Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service. Chief fire officer Jon Le Page said maintaining the 20-year-old appliance cost about £2,000 a year, which could be better spent elsewher...

Two hurt in Goathland caravan explosion

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  • May 7, 2012
A man and a woman are in hospital after an explosion inside a caravan. The 55-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were badly burned in the blast, which destroyed the vehicle at a farm near Goathland, North Yorkshire. The man was taken to hospital in...

Investigation launched into fatal Cruden Bay house fire

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  • May 7, 2012
One person has died in a house fire in Aberdeenshire. Emergency services were called to a property on Blackcraig Road, Cruden Bay, at 10:49, following reports of a blaze. Three Grampian Fire and Rescue Service appliances attended and extinguished the...

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