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Dhaka building collapse: Hopes for rescue fade

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  • April 30, 2013
Rescue work on a collapsed building in Bangladesh has entered a sixth day, but officials say they no longer expect to find any survivors. Heavy lifting gear is now being used to raise slabs of concrete at the Rana Plaza garment factory, where at leas...

National Library of Wales fire: Damaged items taken to Oxford

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  • April 30, 2013
Pieces of an historic collection damaged in a fire at the National Library of Wales have been taken to Oxford by a team of salvage experts. An investigation is under way after a section of roof on what is known as Building Two was destroyed on Friday...

Four in hospital after Guernsey house fire

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  • April 30, 2013
Four people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Guernsey. The fire broke out on the Pont Vaillant estate, in the Vale, shortly before 18:30 BST on Sunday. Five people were treated for the effects of smoke before four of them - an adult ...

Fourteen rescued from Stirling flats blaze

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  • April 28, 2013
Fourteen people have been rescued by firefighters from a three-storey building in Stirling after a fire broke out in a communal stair. Crews were called to Cowane Street at 19:30 on Saturday and rescued four people from the first floor of the buildin...

Unconscious woman carried from Edinburgh fire

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  • April 28, 2013
Firefighters carried an unconscious woman from a burning flat in Edinburgh after a fire broke out in the property below. Crews had been alerted to smoke near a boiler of the second-floor flat in West Montgomery Place but found a fire in the bedroom o...

Dhaka building collapse: Frantic effort to reach survivors

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  • April 28, 2013
Rescuers are frantically trying to save about nine people located in the wreckage of a collapsed factory complex in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan at the scene says it is a race against time before officials bring in hea...

Woman is injured in Glengormley house explosion

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  • April 28, 2013
A woman has been taken to hospital after an explosion at a house in Newtownabbey. It is understood there was a build-up of gas involving a coal fire in the living room of the house in Harmin Drive, Glengormley, on Friday evening. The woman was treate...

West Brompton roof collapse 'caused by explosion'

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  • April 28, 2013
An explosion is thought to have caused a roof to collapse in London, affecting three terraced houses, fire crews have said. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the properties in Fernshaw Road, West Brompton, and those on either side were evacuated as a pr...

National Library of Wales fire: Part of collection damaged

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  • April 28, 2013
A small part of the collection at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is thought to have suffered water damage following a roof fire. Arwel Jones, director of public services at the library, said water used to fight the flames on Friday had ...

National Library of Wales fire 'could have been worse'

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  • April 28, 2013
A small part of the collection at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth is thought to have suffered water damage following a roof fire. Arwel Jones, director of public services at the library, said water used to fight the flames on Friday had ...

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