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St Patrick's GAA club, Donagh, is badly damaged by fire

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  • April 3, 2013
A Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) clubhouse in County Fermanagh has been badly damaged by an overnight fire. Firefighters were called to the blaze at St Patrick's GAA club in Donagh at about 23:15 BST on Tuesday. The fire officer in charge of the o...

Firefighters tackle Inverness hostel blaze

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  • April 3, 2013
Firefighters are searching a hostel after dozens of backpackers were evacuated from an early morning blaze in Inverness. Police Scotland said the alarm was raised just after 05:00 at the hostel in the Eastgate area of the city. One eyewitness describ...

Crews continue Highland wildfire battle

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  • April 3, 2013
Fire crews have been battling a number of major wildfires which have continued overnight in the west Highlands. On Tuesday, a helicopter was used to water bomb a major outbreak at Kishorn, while two other blazes continue to burn at Gairloch and near ...

Rio de Janeiro bus in deadly viaduct fall

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  • April 3, 2013
Seven people have died in Rio de Janeiro after a bus fell 10m from a viaduct in the city centre, Brazilian police say. Several more passengers were injured as the 328 bus crashed on to the Avenida Brasil, one of the city's main thoroughfares, landing...

Brazil nightclub fire: Four charged with manslaughter

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  • April 3, 2013
Four people in Brazil have been charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of 241 people in The Kiss nightclub fire in January. Two nightclub owners and two members of the band playing as the fire began are accused of "negligent homicide...

Derby fire deaths: Three guilty of Philpott children's deaths

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  • April 3, 2013
The parents who started a blaze which killed six children as they slept have been convicted of their manslaughter. Mick and Mairead Philpott, and friend Paul Mosley, were found guilty of starting the fire in Derby to frame a former mistress in a cust...

Blaze at Cambridgeshire recycling plant in third day

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  • April 3, 2013
Firefighters are spending a third day tackling a blaze at a recycling plant in Cambridgeshire. The fire at the AmeyCespa site in Ely Road, Waterbeach, broke out at about 06:50 BST on Sunday. A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said...

Rangoon school fire: Imam probed for possible negligence

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  • April 3, 2013
A Burmese imam is being investigated for possible negligence after 13 children died in a fire at a Muslim school in Rangoon, police said. Authorities were also quizzing a Muslim teacher in the case, reports said. Police earlier blamed an electrical f...

Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott 'no right-minded father'

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  • April 3, 2013
"No right-minded father would set a fire with his children inside." Prosecution barrister James House, speaking ahead of the trial, neatly sums up the challenge which faced detectives and prosecutors in proving who started the fire which killed six c...

M25 closed at Lakeside after fatal pile-up

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  • April 3, 2013
A fatal eight vehicle pile-up has led to the closure of the M25 clockwise at Lakeside. Essex fire service said three HGVs and five other vehicles were involved in the crash at junction 30 at 12:30 BST. Three people were trapped and had to be cut out ...

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