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Egypt train and bus crash kills 24 outside Cairo

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  • November 17, 2013
At least 24 people have been killed and 28 injured as a train crashed into a minibus and other vehicles south of Egypt's capital Cairo, officials say. The freight train, travelling from the city of Beni Suef, hit the vehicles at a crossing about 40km...

Police officer taken to hospital after Forfar flat fire rescue

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  • November 17, 2013
A police officer was taken to hospital after rescuing a person from a blaze at a flat in Angus. The officer had forced their way into the property in Dundee Loan, Forfar, after the fire broke out on Sunday. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparat...

Sherborne house fire blamed on range cooker flue

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  • November 17, 2013
A faulty flue from a range cooker is thought to be responsible for a large house fire in Dorset. More than 30 firefighters from five stations tackled the blaze in the roof of the property in Longburton, Sherborne, on Saturday afternoon. No-one was hu...

Westington Quarry fire investigation continue

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  • November 17, 2013
The cause of a major fire at a quarry in the Cotswolds is still being investigated. More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at an industrial unit in Westington Quarry, on Conduit Hill, Chipping Camden, on Saturday. They were at the scene 11 hours...

Westington Quarry 'substantial' fire tackled

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  • November 17, 2013
A "substantial" blaze at a quarry in the Cotswolds is being tackled by more than 70 firefighters. Waste material in a 100m-long industrial unit is understood to be on fire in Westington Quarry, on Conduit Hill, Chipping Camden. Fifteen fire engines w...

Twelve caravans destroyed in Northumberland storage unit blaze

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  • November 17, 2013
Twelve caravans have been destroyed in a fire at a storage facility in Northumberland. Crews said some liquid petroleum gas cylinders exploded when the blaze broke out at Charlton's Caravan Storage near Lynemouth. A team of 15 firefighters brought th...

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