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India bus accident kills 31

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  • August 8, 2012
At least 31 people have been killed and more than 30 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya. The bus was travelling between the states of Assam and Tripura when the accident happened near Tamseng vill...

Nigeria: Abuja's deadly building collapse

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  • August 8, 2012
At least two people have died after two unfinished buildings, where hundreds of people were living illegally, collapsed in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The BBC's Muhammad Abba says at least nine people have been taken to hospital, some of whom are in...

Large fire at engineering plant near Coventry Airport

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  • August 8, 2012
About 75 firefighters are dealing with a large fire at a woodwork engineering factory near Coventry Airport. Emergency services were called to Siskin Drive near the A45 at about 17:00 BST. There are no reports of any injuries. Callers to BBC Coventry...

Charges over Gainsborough nursery arson attacks

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  • August 8, 2012
A man has been charged over two arson attacks at a Lincolnshire nursery. Little Lambs Children's Nursery in Gainsborough was damaged in the first attack on 9 December. But two days later the premises were wrecked when fire took hold in the kitchen an...

Plymouth man charged with arson

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  • August 8, 2012
A man from Plymouth has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life. Shaun Richard Bygrave, of Fleet Street in the city, was arrested following a fire at an address in the same street on 2 August. He was interviewed at Charles Cross Police S...

Five ill after suspected gas leak at Essex pub

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  • August 8, 2012
Five people suffered from dizziness as a result of a suspected gas leak at an Essex pub. More than 30 firefighters and two ambulance service crews went to the Bowling Green pub in Weeley, between Colchester and Clacton, at 11.50 BST. "We are working ...

Water warning as fire guts house in Dob, Tregarth

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  • August 8, 2012
Firefighters are urging people in rural areas to be particularly careful because of the difficulties in finding water to put out flames. They spoke after a house in Dob, Tregarth, Gwynedd, was destroyed when an open fire is thought to have been overl...

Worthing youths raise alarm in Durrington flat fire

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  • August 8, 2012
A group of youths may have saved lives after raising the alarm when a fire broke out in flats, a West Sussex firefighter has said. Firefighters were called to a three-storey block of flats in Walnut Way in Durrington, Worthing, at 02:00 BST. When the...

Fifty years of fire in the abandoned US town of Centralia

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  • August 8, 2012
Half a century ago, a landfill fire in the Pennsylvanian town of Centralia spread underground to an abandoned coal mine. The blaze has been burning beneath the community ever since. Fears about toxic gases and dangerous sinkholes led the authorities ...

Five rescued from takeaway fire

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  • August 8, 2012
Five people were rescued uninjured after a fire broke out in a city centre takeaway. Firefighters were called to the Express Takeaway in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, at 21:40 on Tuesday. On arrival, the crews encountered a well-developed blaze, with ...

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