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Call for Aberdeen control rooms closure condemnation

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  • February 6, 2014
Aberdeen councillors are to be asked to condemn the decisions to close the city's police and fire control rooms. The motion from the Labour-led administration on Thursday also calls for a judicial review of the moves to close both centres. The Scotti...

South Africa gold mine fire: Eight bodies found

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  • February 6, 2014
Rescue workers at a South African gold mine say they have recovered eight bodies after a fire and rock fall. One other miner remains missing at the Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg, the government said. Earlier, eight other miners were found unharm...

Bungling arsonist sets himself on fire in Rochdale

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  • February 6, 2014
An arsonist went up in flames as he tried to set fire to a recovery truck. The man's left arm caught fire as he poured a flammable liquid on to the grille of the parked vehicle in Falinge, Rochdale, Greater Manchester and lit it. As he ran up Ashwort...

Clacton gas explosion: Ten injured and houses flattened

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  • February 6, 2014
Ten people were injured in a gas explosion that "flattened" two houses on a street in Clacton, Essex. Eyewitnesses described the street, Cloes Lane, "shaking" during the explosion, while Essex assistant chief fire officer Paul Hill said the power of ...

Nine fire crew die in Argentina warehouse blaze

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  • February 6, 2014
At least nine people have been killed in a fire in a warehouse in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Seven of the victims were firefighters and two civil defence workers who were tackling the blaze at a bank's archive. Argentina's Secretary for Sec...

South African miners trapped in Doornkop Gold Mine fire

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  • February 6, 2014
Rescue workers in South Africa are trying to free nine miners still trapped underground after a fire at Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg. Eight other miners have successfully been brought to the surface, the mine owners Harmony Gold said. "Efforts ...

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