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Sheffield explosion survivor Agostinho Jesus 'thought he would die'

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  • June 3, 2013
A man who was injured in an explosion that destroyed a Sheffield house has described the moment he thought he was going to die. Agostinho Jesus, 36, said he was leaving his house on Dundas Road, Tinsley on Wednesday when an explosion ripped through t...

Dehui poultry plant fire: Locked exits 'blocked escape'

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  • June 3, 2013
A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 119 people, officials say. The fire broke out at a slaughterhouse in Dehui in Jilin province early on Monday. Accounts speak of explosions prior to the fire, which caused panic and a c...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused 'made pub blaze threat'

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  • June 3, 2013
A man accused of murdering three people in a Helensburgh house fire threatened to burn down a pub, a court has heard. Fay Williams, 36, told the High Court in Glasgow that Scott Snowden made the remarks in the town's Teak and Ash pub following a disp...

St Mary's nurses home fire at Coleshill treated as arson

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  • June 3, 2013
A fire at a former nurses home is being treated as arson. The "severe" fire was started at the Father Hudson's Society home in Coleshill, Warwickshire, on Sunday evening. Police said the disused building, the St Mary's former nurses home, had been "e...

China poultry plant fire raises safety standards concerns

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  • June 3, 2013
The deadly fire at a poultry slaughterhouse in Jilin is China's worst factory blaze in living memory. The death toll already exceeds that of the fire at a toy factory in Shenzhen in 1993 in which 87 people died, says Geoffrey Crothall, a spokesman fo...

Oxfordshire warehouse fire started in fork lift truck

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  • June 3, 2013
A fire seriously damaged an Oxfordshire warehouse after breaking out in a gas-driven forklift truck while it was being driven by a worker. More than 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at Polestar on Chaucer industrial estate in Bicester at about 01:00...

Three people rescued from mud in Hampshire

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  • June 3, 2013
Three elderly people were rescued by fire crews after getting stuck in mud in two separate incidents in Hampshire. About 18 firefighters helped pull an elderly couple to safety after they became trapped in mud at Beaulieu near Bishops Dyke at 18:00 B...

China poultry plant fire: Footage shows blaze

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  • June 3, 2013
A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 112 people, officials say. The fire broke out at a slaughterhouse in Dehui in Jilin province early on Monday, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. Rescue workers were at the scen...

Stoke Mandeville Hospital: Blaze ward still closed

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  • June 3, 2013
A ward affected by a fire at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire will remain closed for the "next few weeks", the hospital has said. The fire broke out on Saturday morning in Ward 4 on the second floor of the hospital, near Aylesbury, and al...

Deadly fire in China poultry plant

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  • June 3, 2013
A fire at a poultry processing plant in China has killed at least 112 people, officials say. The fire broke out at a slaughterhouse in Dehui in Jilin province early on Monday, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. Rescue workers were at the scen...

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