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Fire in Mumbai's Nayanagar slum kills six people

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  • January 25, 2013
Six people have been killed and seven others injured in a fire that swept through a slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai. Most of the victims were asleep in their homes when the fire broke out just before dawn on Friday. A dozen fire engines and...

Tropical storm strikes Queensland

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  • January 25, 2013
With bushfires still threatening much of southern Australia, record amounts of rain has inundated the northern state of Queensland. Tropical Storm Oswald's heavy rains have caused flooding, and authorities are now draining dams in the capital Brisban...

Arsonists in Hove set fire to vehicles overnight

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  • January 25, 2013
A spate of criminal damage and arson overnight is being investigated by police and the fire service in Sussex. Firefighters were called to six car fires in six streets in the Sackville Road area of Hove within the space of two hours early on Friday. ...

Buxton river crash: Victim named as David Cox

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  • January 25, 2013
A man killed when two cars carrying members of the same family crashed into a Derbyshire river has been named. David Cox, who worked at the BBC in Salford, skidded off a bridlepath north of the A6 in Buxton. His wife's car went into the River Wye abo...

Pensioner dies in Northumberland house fire

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  • January 24, 2013
A pensioner has died after a house fire in Northumberland. The fire happened at Garth Cottages in Hexham at about 20:50 GMT on Wednesday, police said. Northumbria Police and the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service attended the scene and then exting...

Buxton river crash: Man dies after family cars overturn

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  • January 24, 2013
A 42-year-old father has died after two cars carrying four members of the same family on a school run crashed into a Derbyshire river. The vehicles were being driven along a bridle path near to the Monsal Trail, north of the A6 near Buxton, when they...

Man found dead after Fernhurst house fire

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  • January 24, 2013
A man has been found dead following a fire at a house in West Sussex. The victim is believed to be the 59-year-old occupant of the semi-detached house in Old Glebe, Fernhurst, who lived alone. Emergency services were called by neighbours just after 0...

Cigarette 'caused Milton Keynes recycling centre fire', court rules

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  • January 24, 2013
An electrician's discarded cigarette was the probable cause of a fire which severely damaged a recycling centre near Milton Keynes, judges have ruled. About 80% of Cutts recycling plant in Old Wolverton was destroyed by the 2005 fire, which took two ...

Weymouth rail services delayed by fire under train

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  • January 24, 2013
Trains between Weymouth and Wareham were suspended after a fire underneath a train at the start of the morning rush hour. Up to 20 passengers were led to safety from the train at Upwey Station while the train's crew put the fire out. Services were su...

Guernsey retained firefighters role 'could end' as part of review

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  • January 24, 2013
Retained firefighters in Guernsey have been told their role could end as part of a review of the island's fire and rescue service. The part-time role is being considered after a move to cut costs across the Home Department identified the retainers we...

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