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Deadly train crash in south India's Andhra Pradesh

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  • May 21, 2012
At least 15 people have been killed and 25 injured when a passenger train collided with a goods train in India's Andhra Pradesh state. The Bangalore-bound Hampi Express crashed into the stationary goods train at Penneconda railway station early on Tu...

Six seriously injured in gas explosion in Gateshead

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  • May 21, 2012
Three police officers, a paramedic, a gas engineer and an elderly man have been seriously injured in a gas explosion in Gateshead. Police were called to a bungalow on Marian Court at 17:30 BST on Monday. While officers were inside the property there ...

Derby fatal fire: police to examine vehicles from house

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  • May 21, 2012
Police investigating a fire in Derby which led to the deaths of six children have removed a minibus and caravan from the house. Officers confirmed the vehicles had been taken from the property, in Allenton, for forensic examinations. Jade Philpott, 1...

Man arrested over arson attack on Guildford flat

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  • May 21, 2012
A 26-year-old man has been arrested following an arson attack at a property in Surrey. Police said they were called to the fire at a ground-floor flat in Dene Road, Guildford, just after 23:30 BST on Sunday. Det Con Dan Chant said it was fortunate no...

Man faces charges after Limavady fire

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  • May 21, 2012
A 27-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and assault. He is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Monday. The charges relate to a fire at a house in Church Street in Limavady. It happened on Sunday mornin...

Fire officer Paul Simmons cleared over Atherstone deaths

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  • May 21, 2012
A fire service officer has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who were killed in a blaze at a warehouse in Warwickshire. Paul Simmons, 50, was acquitted five weeks into his trial at Stafford Crown Court on the judge's direct...

Homes evacuated in Lenzie after electricity substation fire

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  • May 21, 2012
Fire crews have evacuated 12 houses following a blaze at an electricity substation in East Dunbartonshire. Emergency services were called to the site in Millersneuk Avenue, Lenzie, at about 09:10 on Monday. They evacuated houses in the immediate vici...

Italy quake homeless in emergency shelters

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  • May 21, 2012
Thousands of people left homeless by a powerful earthquake in northern Italy have spent the night in shelters as aftershocks continue to hit the region. At least seven people died and more than 50 were injured when the quake struck in the early hours...

River Taff rescue of man near Castle Street, Cardiff

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  • May 21, 2012
Firefighters have staged a late night rescue of a man from the River Taff in Cardiff city centre. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews attended the incident near Castle Street - which is close to the Millennium Stadium - at 23:00 BST on Sun...

Dogs Trust award: South Wales fire service spaniel Sammy in final

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  • May 21, 2012
A springer spaniel trained to sniff out if fires are started deliberately is in the finals of a UK award for hero dogs. Sammy has helped with more than 500 investigations by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Seven of the cases turned out to be mur...

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