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Brazil fire: Three arrested after deadly blaze at Santa Maria club

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  • January 28, 2013
One of the owners and two band members have been arrested by police investigating a nightclub fire which left 231 people dead in the Brazilian city of Santa Maria. Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for one of the worst fire disaster...

Brothers rescued from burning boat off Lincolnshire coast

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  • January 28, 2013
Two brothers had to be rescued from the North Sea when their boat burst into flames. The 11m (36ft) fishing vessel Hunter suffered engine trouble on Sunday off Saltfleet Haven in Lincolnshire and headed back to shore. But it caught fire before they r...

Could Brazil's club fire have been avoided?

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  • January 28, 2013
Overcrowding, lack of oversight, poor layout and the use of pyrotechnics are some of the elements that are reported to have contributed to the tragedy at the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria on Sunday morning. Famous for its university parties, the club...

Firefighters hurt tackling blaze at former Keil School

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  • January 28, 2013
Five firefighters were injured by a ruptured hose while tackling a blaze at a former school in West Dunbartonshire, it has emerged. The incident happened during operations to contain a fire at the former Keil School in Dumbarton on Thursday. Two of t...

Brazil nightclub fire: What happened?

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  • January 28, 2013
Brazil has declared three days of national mourning after 231 people were killed in the deadliest fire the country has seen in five decades. The blaze at Kiss nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria reportedly started after a member of a band u...

Spence family slurry deaths: Inquest hears tragic details

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  • January 28, 2013
Details have emerged of how three members of the Spence family died during an accident at their farm outside Hillsborough last year. They were revealed during the inquest into their deaths. Ulster rugby player Nevin Spence, his father Noel and brothe...

Nine rescued in Herefordshire and Worcestershire floods

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  • January 28, 2013
Nine people have had to be rescued from four cars following flooding on a main road in Herefordshire. Fire crews were called out after the cars became stuck on the A438 in Letton in separate incidents. No-one is thought to have been hurt. Warnings ha...

Three rescued from Isle of Sheppey mud

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  • January 28, 2013
Emergency services took nearly five hours to rescue a man trapped up to his chest in mud on the Isle of Sheppey. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KF&RS) said three people were initially stuck near Seacliff Caravan Park at Minster at 13:48 GMT on Sun...

Driver cut free after M4 accident between Pencoed and Miskin

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  • January 28, 2013
A motorist has been cut from his vehicle after an accident on the M4 in south Wales. The crash closed one lane eastbound between junction 35 Pencoed and junction 34 Miskin, causing very slow traffic. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they used...

Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims

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  • January 28, 2013
Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for 231 people killed in a nightclub fire in the southern city of Santa Maria. The fire reportedly started after a member of a band playing at the Kiss nightclub lit a flare on stage. Authorities sa...

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