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Texas Waco fertiliser plant blast search for survivors

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  • April 18, 2013
Emergency services are searching for survivors after a blast at a fertiliser plant in the US state of Texas killed between five and 15 people. More than 160 people were injured and dozens of buildings destroyed in the town of West, near Waco. Three o...

Thetford Forest fire contained by crews

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  • April 18, 2013
About 40 firefighters have contained a blaze that spread across 10,000 sq metres of Norfolk forest and grassland. The fire broke out in Thetford Forest at Harling Drove, near Santon Downham, about 15:30 BST. Smoke billowing across the A134 caused a h...

Texas Waco fertiliser plant blast causes many casualties

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  • April 18, 2013
Between five and 15 people are thought to have been killed by a huge explosion at a US fertiliser plant that witnesses said was "like a tornado". More than 160 people were injured as dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed in the evening blast n...

Smurfit Kappa fire: Crews tackle paper mill blaze

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  • April 18, 2013
Tens of thousands of tonnes of cardboard is on fire at a paper mill in Birmingham. Twenty fire crews remain at the Smurfit Kappa plant, a mill for recycled packaging, in Nechells. More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Mount Street, whic...

Texas blast: Eyewitness accounts

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  • April 18, 2013
Dozens of people are injured and between five to 15 people are thought to be dead after a large explosion at a fertiliser plant near Waco in the US state of Texas. The West Fertilizer plant and many surrounding homes and buildings have been destroyed...

Bathgate Flooring factory blaze: Part of building still on fire

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  • April 18, 2013
Part of a Hereford flooring factory is still on fire more than 24 hours after the blaze began, the fire service said. Five fire appliances and two water carriers remain at Bathgate Flooring on the Rotherwas Industrial estate. Investigations are conti...

Fire engine fatal crash 'had blue lights and siren on'

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  • April 18, 2013
A fire engine had its blue lights and siren activated when it was involved in a fatal crash with a car in Dorset, an inquest has heard. Head teacher, Ally Mullany of Lytchett Matravers, near Poole, died on the B3075, near Wareham, on Sunday. The inqu...

The George pub in Wickham Market, Suffolk damaged by fire

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  • April 18, 2013
A fire that caused extensive damage to a Suffolk pub is being treated as suspicious, firefighters have said. The blaze broke out at The George, in High Street, Wickham Market, at about 02:30 BST. John Parnell, the pub's landlord, was the only person ...

Suspected explosion hits Inverkip house and motor home

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  • April 18, 2013
A house has been badly damaged and a motor home left burnt out following a suspected explosion in Inverclyde. Emergency services were called to reports of a fire at the house in Findhorn Road, Inverkip, at about 00:30 on Thursday. Police Scotland sai...

Severe fire at Birmingham Smurfit Kappa paper mill

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  • April 18, 2013
About 10,000 tonnes of cardboard are on fire at a paper mill in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service said more than 15 fire engines were at the Smurfit Kappa plant, a mill for recycled packaging, in Nechells. About 100 firefighters remain at the sc...

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