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Canada runaway train: Lac-Megantic death toll rises

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  • July 7, 2013
Another two bodies have been found after a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, police say. The death toll from Saturday's blast stands at five; there are fears it will rise further as 40 people are missing....

Firefighters tackle refuse blaze in Nash Mead, Newport

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  • July 7, 2013
Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving hundreds of tonnes of refuse in Newport. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was on a derelict site formerly owned by a skip hire company in Nash Mead in the city. The blaze started in the ope...

Thurrock explosion: Man treated for inhaling chemical

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  • July 7, 2013
A man has been treated for inhaling a chemical following an explosion in Essex. Firefighters in breathing apparatus entered an industrial plant on Stoneness Road, Thurrock, at about 09:00 BST after an explosion in a machine. A chemical, thought to be...

Sittingbourne recycling plant fire prompts smoke alert

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  • July 7, 2013
Smoke is billowing over Sittingbourne from a fire at an electrical recycling centre, where 10 fire engines are tackling the blaze. The blaze, in Gas Road in the Milton Regis area, broke out just after 08:00 BST, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said. Wit...

Fire hits Horse and Jockey pub in Stanford in the Vale

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  • July 7, 2013
A fire has severely damaged a 600-year-old pub in an Oxfordshire village. The blaze started at The Horse and Jockey in Stanford in the Vale after 21:00 on Saturday and rapidly engulfed the first and second floors. A "large number" of guests had to be...

San Francisco Boeing 777 crash 'not mechanical failure'

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  • July 7, 2013
A Boeing 777 aircraft that crash-landed at San Francisco airport killing two people did not have mechanical problems, an airline official has said. The head of the South Korean airline Asiana, Yoon Young-doo, did not rule out human error but said the...

Canada train blast: Lac-Megantic death toll set to rise

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  • July 7, 2013
Police have said they expect more people to be found dead after a runaway train carrying light crude oil exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic. The blast sent a fireball and black smoke into the air, killing one and forcing the evacuation of ...

Elderly woman dies in retirement home apartment fire

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  • July 7, 2013
An elderly woman has died in a fire in an apartment at a retirement home. The fire was reported at about 14:50 on Saturday at an address in Elm Lane in Reading, Berkshire. Det Ch Insp Matthew Healey of Thames Valley Police said: "We are currently try...

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