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Pakistan: Lahore and Karachi fires kill 32

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  • September 11, 2012
At least 32 people have died in two separate blazes at factories in Pakistan. A fire at a shoe factory in Lahore, attributed to a faulty electricity generator, killed 23 people. Later at least nine died in a blaze at a garment factory in Pakistan's l...

Radcliffe factory fire: Three arrested over arson

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  • September 11, 2012
Three men have been arrested after a factory fire in Greater Manchester which led to 100 homes being evacuated. At its height, 60 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the disused site on Bury Road, Radcliffe, on 23 August. During the fire's early ...

Huge blaze at industrial estate in West Lothian

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  • September 11, 2012
At least 35 firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at an industrial estate in West Lothian. Fire crews were called to the fire at Camps Industrial Estate, East Calder at 11:00. A large quantity of wooden pallets are on fire within a yard on the estat...

Luckington Manor fire was caused 'by mirror'

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  • September 11, 2012
A fire at a Grade II listed building in Wiltshire was most likely caused by sunlight reflecting from a mirror, the fire service has said. Luckington Manor was badly damaged in the fire on Friday which started in a bedroom of the 17th Century building...

Bestival coach crash near Hindhead Tunnel kills three

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  • September 11, 2012
Three people were killed and a number of others seriously hurt when a Merseyside-based coach crashed into a tree near a tunnel in Surrey. The coach was heading north on the A3 when it crashed near the Hindhead Tunnel, at 23:50 BST on Monday. It was c...

Woman injured by Maidstone shop chemical spill

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  • September 11, 2012
A woman has been taken to hospital and a building was evacuated following a chemical spill at a shop in north Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the woman was injured after 500ml (17.6fl oz) of hydrochloric acid was spilt in Gabriels Hill, Maids...

Crews battle grass fire at Himley Hall for hours

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  • September 11, 2012
More than 40 firefighters spent several hours tackling a large grass fire near Wombourne in the West Midlands. Staffordshire Fire Service were called to Himley Hall on Sunday afternoon. A total of 11 engines were called to deal with the blaze, which ...

Londonderry flat is destroyed in overnight arson attack

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  • September 11, 2012
Police in Londonderry are investigating an arson attack at a Waterside flat. The alarm was raised at Duddy's Court at 21:30 BST on Sunday night. No-one was in the flat at the time of the fire, and police say there were no injuries. Neighbours however...

Swampton office block destroyed in fire

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  • September 11, 2012
A two-storey building housing offices and accommodation in Hampshire has been badly damaged by fire. Six fire engines tackled the blaze in Swampton near Whitchurch which broke out just after 04:00 BST. Offices in the semi-detached building on Haven H...

Fire-damaged chemical ship MSC Flaminia docks in Germany

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  • September 11, 2012
A badly damaged chemical container ship has arrived at the German port of Wilhelmshaven, after nearly two months of trying to find a country which would permit it to dock. MSC Flaminia caught fire in the mid-Atlantic on 14 July. The stricken 85,823-t...

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