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Cornwall house collapse: Body found

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  • March 22, 2013
A body has been found at the site of a house which collapsed in a landslip in Cornwall, police have confirmed. Rescue teams have been searching for a woman believed to be trapped inside the property in Looe. The building, which is converted into flat...

Burma refugees die in Thailand camp fire

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  • March 22, 2013
About 30 people have died in a fire at a camp housing Burmese refugees in northern Thailand, local officials say. A number of people at the Ban Mae Surin camp were injured in the blaze, which destroyed about 100 makeshift houses. Officials say the fi...

Lakanal House Fire: Jury retires over tower block deaths

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  • March 22, 2013
The jury in the inquest into the deaths of six people, including three children who died in a tower block blaze has retired to consider its verdict. The fire broke out at Lakanal House in Camberwell, south London, in July 2009. Catherine Hickman, 31,...

Baylie Court blaze: Woman dies in tower block fire

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  • March 22, 2013
A 63-year-old woman has died in a fire at a tenth-floor flat in Stourbridge. Fire broke out at the 15-storey block in Baylie Court, Green Street, at about 10:00 GMT. Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service said nothing could be done to save t...

Shirley Towers fire: Alan Bannon's family in charity abseil

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  • March 22, 2013
The widow and sister of a firefighter killed alongside his colleague in a tower block blaze in Southampton are to take part in an abseil in their memory. Alan Bannon and Jim Shears died in the fire at Shirley Towers in 2010. Charlotte Bannon and Lin ...

Jersey warning siren causes rethink of procedures

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  • March 22, 2013
Jersey's emergency services are assessing how to get out information when a warning siren sounds. On Thursday night thousands of people in Jersey were confused and worried when an emergency siren sounded from La Collette fuel farm. A software malfunc...

Man arrested by Holsworthy arson investigators

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  • March 22, 2013
A man has been arrested by police investigating two fires in a Devon town which are being treated as suspicious. A fire on Wednesday in Quarry Park, Holsworthy, started in a shed but spread to a neighbouring empty house. A second fire, on Thursday at...

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