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Two hundred hurt as 100 cars crash on A249 Sheppey crossing

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  • September 5, 2013
Two hundred people have been injured as more than 100 vehicles were involved in a series of crashes in thick fog on the A249 Sheppey crossing in Kent. Six of those hurt in the collisions, at about 07:15 BST, are thought to have serious injuries. Earl...

Arson suspected in Londonderry school fire

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  • September 5, 2013
Arsonists may have been behind a fire that badly damaged a former school in Londonderry, a fire officer has said. Assistant Group Commander Mark Smith said he believed the blaze at St Peter's High School in Creggan may have been started intentionally...

Homes in Three Legged Cross evacuated after crash causes gas leak

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  • September 5, 2013
Residents had to leave their homes in Dorset after a car crash ruptured a gas main. The car hit the main at Verwood Road, Three Legged Cross, causing it to leak in the early hours. The occupants of four homes were led to safety and a 200m cordon was ...

Man in hospital after Edinburgh flat fire

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  • September 5, 2013
A man has been taken to hospital following a house fire in Edinburgh. Emergency services were called to the third-floor flat in Viewcraig Gardens at about 17:00. The man was rescued and he was given CPR by firefighters until an ambulance crew arrived...

Daventry acid spill: Fire service warns firm over agents

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  • September 5, 2013
A firm at the centre of a 1,000-litre acid spill, which left staff trapped in their workplace for hours due to a chemical cloud outside, has been told to stock more neutralising agents. Two police officers and two workers had to be treated after brea...

Stoke-on-Trent homes evacuated after gas cylinder fire

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  • September 5, 2013
About 20 homes were evacuated after gas cylinders exploded during a fire at offices in Stoke-on-Trent. Houses and flats near to the Astra Price office block in Eastwood Road in Hanley were evacuated after the blaze broke out at 03:00 BST. At its heig...

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