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Fire on bus in China's Jilin kills 10

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  • March 5, 2014
A fire on a passenger bus in China's north-east has killed 10 people and injured 17 others, local officials and state-run media report. The bus was carrying 43 people when the fire broke out on Wednesday in Jilin city, Jilin province, reports say. Th...

Impaled Shropshire farmer 'lucky' to survive accident

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  • March 5, 2014
A farmer who survived being impaled by an 18-inch-long metal tractor spike says he feels "lucky" to have escaped serious injury. Graham Heatley, 52, was speared by a baling prong at his Shropshire farm on 13 February. It went straight through his bod...

Gloucester light aircraft crash: Two taken to hospital

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  • March 5, 2014
Two people have been injured when a light aircraft they were travelling in crashed within a few miles of Gloucester city centre. The man and woman were both taken to hospital from where the plane came down in the Over area at about 16:00 GMT. An ambu...

Luke Barker jailed over Stanton-by-Dale eight-week fire

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  • March 5, 2014
The director of a Derbyshire recycling company where a fire burned for eight weeks, has been jailed for 10 months. Luke Barker, of Arcwood Recycling in Stanton-by-Dale, admitted four safety failures which put people at risk of death or serious injury...

Beighton house fire victim Richard Hobson was 'lovely' uncle

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  • March 5, 2014
The niece of a man killed in a house fire in the Beighton area of Sheffield has paid tribute to her "lovely" uncle. Louise Edwards said her uncle, Richard Hobson, 61, died in the blaze at the house he shared with his mother and sister in Poplar Avenu...

Trapped man rescued from slurry tank in Suffolk

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  • March 5, 2014
Firefighters have rescued a man in his 60s who was trapped in an underground slurry tank in Suffolk. The East of England Ambulance Service and Suffolk Fire Service were called to a farm in Otley at about 10:30 GMT to reports of a man trapped by his f...

Lowestoft gas leak: Four treated in hospital

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  • March 5, 2014
Two adults and two children have been treated for the effects of breathing in carbon monoxide fumes at their Lowestoft home. The Suffolk Fire Service said it was called to a gas leak at Wharfdale, Carlton Colville, at about 02:00 GMT. The four people...

Fire crews could spend 'several days' at Salford plant

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  • March 5, 2014
Firefighters are expected to be at the scene of a major fire at a recycling plant in Salford for several days, Greater Manchester Fire Service said. Eight fire engines tackled the blaze at its height, and train services into and out of Manchester wer...

Ardee funeral home fire: Man's body recovered

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  • March 5, 2014
The body of a 30-year-old man has been recovered following a fire at a coffin-making factory in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland. The man, who was Lithuanian, worked at Finlay's Coffin and Casket Services in Ardee. It is thought that he got tr...

Man dies in 'severe' house fire at Beighton

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  • March 5, 2014
A man in his 60s has died in a "severe" house fire in the Beighton area of Sheffield. Fire crews called to Poplar Avenue on Monday afternoon found the fire had burned through the roof of the house. Crews wearing breathing equipment found the man, who...

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