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Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut

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  • November 17, 2012
At least 47 children aged four to six years old have been killed after their school bus was hit by a train in central Egypt, officials said. The bus was carrying about 60 children from a nursery school when it was hit by a train near Manfalut, 350km ...

Ambrosia factory workers hospitalised by chemical spill

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  • November 17, 2012
Eight people were taken to hospital after a chemical spill at the Ambrosia Creamery in Devon. The Lifton factory, which makes custard and rice pudding, raised the alarm after a "very small amount" of nitric acid was spilled at about 13:00 GMT. Devon ...

Trafford Park chemical leak: Residents warned

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  • November 17, 2012
Residents were warned to stay indoors after a leak of hydrochloric acid gas in Greater Manchester. About 50 firefighters dealt with the spill at the Chemtura chemical plant on Trafford Park. The building was evacuated and several roads in the Tenax R...

Prestatyn fire: Melanie Smith in court over fifth murder charge

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  • November 17, 2012
A 43-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with a fifth murder following a house fire in Denbighshire. Melanie Smith, 42, is charged with the murders of Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her 15-month-old son Charlie, nephew Bailey Allen, four, niece Skye, ...

Hadleigh fuel tankers blaze tackled by fire crews

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  • November 17, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze involving three fuel tankers in Suffolk. Ten crews were called to Ukay Fuels on an industrial site in Lady Lane, Hadleigh, just after 18:30 GMT. Eyewitnesses reported hearing explosions caused by the blaze. The...

FireSERT- the UU's fire safety research centre

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  • November 17, 2012
Pioneering work is being carried out at the University of Ulster which is helping to save lives and money. The campus in Jordanstown has a world-renowned centre for fire safety. BBC Newsline's Chris Page went along to see the experts at work. See Vid...

Jersey car arsonist with 'appalling' criminal history jailed

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  • November 17, 2012
A Jersey man jailed for torching a stolen car had an "appalling" history of criminal convictions. Christopher Michael Thomas, 28, had only been out of prison for three months when he stole the Saab 900 XS in St Helier on 28 June. He and 25 year-old p...

Safety recall issued on Furniture Shack goods

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  • November 17, 2012
Trading Standards officials have issued a safety recall notice on sofas after they failed fire safety tests. The "Cosmo" and "Ferrera" ranges were on sale at The Furniture Shack in Clydebank and Parkhead Forge, Glasgow. Trading Standards officers fro...

Two missing in US Gulf of Mexico oil rig fire

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  • November 17, 2012
Two people are missing and four have been injured by a fire on a shallow-bed oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast, officials say. The four people who were hurt were in critical condition in hospital, a spokeswoman said. Earlier, the...

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