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Eyewitness: Kiss night club fire in Santa Maria, Brazil

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  • January 27, 2013
Witnesses to the night club fire disaster in Santa Maria, Brazil, have spoken to local media of the speed of the fire's spread and their desperate struggle to escape. Hundreds of revellers had packed into the Kiss club, many of them believed to be st...

Brazil night club fire kills 232 in Santa Maria

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  • January 27, 2013
At least 232 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say. Local media say the fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul....

Dartmoor farmhouse fire tackled overnight

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  • January 27, 2013
More than 20 firefighters have been tackling a farmhouse fire on the edge of Dartmoor overnight. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the blaze at Cheston near South Brent at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday. The fire took hold of the...

Fiddler's Elbow ceiling collapses in Edinburgh

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  • January 27, 2013
Hotel guests and nightclub goers escaped without injury after a ceiling collapsed at an Edinburgh venue. Fire crews were called to the Fiddler's Elbow in Picardy Place when the incident happened at 02:30. Fire alarms were set off, which alerted hotel...

Pony rescued from disused well in Somerset

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  • January 27, 2013
A pony has been rescued after becoming trapped in a well in Somerset. It is not known how the animal became stuck in the 2.5m (8 ft) deep enclosed well at a property at Cary Fitzpaine near Charlton Mackrell. The pony was found up to its chest in wate...

Fernhurst victim attacked before house fire

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  • January 27, 2013
A man whose body was found in a burning house, prompting a murder investigation, had been seriously assaulted, police have said. The body of 59-year-old Michael Griffiths was found at his house in Old Glebe, Fernhurst, on Thursday. Sussex Police said...

Couple rescued from North York Moors snow drift

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  • January 26, 2013
A couple have been rescued from their car after it became stuck in a snow drift in North Yorkshire. Their car came to a halt as conditions worsened before being overwhelmed by snow at Egton on North York Moors. The couple, from County Durham, spent t...

Body found after St Breward bungalow blaze

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  • January 26, 2013
A body has been found after a bungalow fire in Cornwall. Fire crews and police had been searching for the male occupant, who has been missing since the fire in St Breward on Friday evening. Neighbours said the man, in his 50s, had not made contact si...

Man unaccounted for after St Breward bungalow blaze

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  • January 26, 2013
A man is unaccounted for after a fire in Cornwall which extensively damaged two bungalows, police have said. More than 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the fire at the properties in St Breward near Bodmin. It is not yet known how the fire st...

Fernhust fire death prompts murder investigation

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  • January 26, 2013
A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was found following a house fire in West Sussex. Firefighters were called to the house in Old Glebe in Fernhurst at about 07:40 GMT on Thursday. Sussex Police said the body of the man, belie...

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