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London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident

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  • January 16, 2013
Two people were killed and 12 were hurt when a helicopter crashed into a crane on a building in central London. The helicopter hit the crane on top of The Tower, One St George Wharf beside the Thames at about 08:00 GMT. Cars and two buildings caught ...

Lakanal House fire: Fire officer 'unfamiliar' with fire exits

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  • January 16, 2013
A senior London Fire Brigade officer at the scene of a fatal tower block blaze in south London was "unfamiliar" with the fire exits, an inquest has heard. Crew manager Barry Willett, who was in charge of deployment at Lakanal House in Camberwell, sai...

Crew rescued from burning fishing vessel off Arran

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  • January 16, 2013
Four crew members have been airlifted to safety from a burning fishing vessel off the coast of the isle of Arran. A mayday was issued from the Amy Harris shortly after 15:00 and coastguard and lifeboats were scrambled to the scene. A Royal Navy helic...

Appspond Lane blaze: Fire crews still visit

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  • January 16, 2013
Fire crews are still visiting a wood recycling plant in Hertfordshire, more than two months after a blaze at the site. The fire at Wood Recycling Services (WRS) in Potters Crouch, which began last November, is still smouldering. A crew still visits t...

London helicopter crash: Eyewitness reports

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  • January 16, 2013
A helicopter has crashed into a crane on top of a 50-storey building in Vauxhall, central London, showering the street with burning debris and aviation fuel and leaving two people dead and nine others injured. Vauxhall station has been closed and sev...

Buddha statue sparks Hampshire house fire

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  • January 16, 2013
Four people were taken to hospital after fumes from a Buddha statue being filled with expanding foam caused an explosion and house fire in Hampshire. Crews were called to Churchill Close, Titchfield Common, on Tuesday where a man had been filling the...

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