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Catrin's story: I survived burns to 96% of my body

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  • May 28, 2014
  Last year 20-year-old Catrin Pugh from Wrexham spent four months working at the Alpe d'Huez ski resort in the French Alps. On her trip back to the UK, the coach she was travelling in crashed and caught fire killing the driver. Catrin was seriously...

South Korea hospice fire kills 21

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  • May 28, 2014
At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county, South Korea. Six others are in critical condition after the fire at Hyosarang Hospital, about 300km south of Seoul. Most of those who died are thought to hav...

Woman airlifted to hospital after Ystrad Deri car fire

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  • May 27, 2014
A woman has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a car caught fire in Blaenau Gwent. Police, fire and ambulance services attended the fire at about 13:44 BST in Dukestown Road, Ystrad Deri, Tredegar. The ambulance service sent two r...

Man impales cheek on metal railing in Hay-on-Wye

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  • May 27, 2014
A man's cheek was impaled on metal railings after he stumbled in a Powys street, say police. The incident happened in Castle Street in Hay-on-Wye while the festival took place on Monday at around 21:00 BST. Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment...

Hastings fire: Woman who fell 40ft 'in serious condition'

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  • May 27, 2014
A woman who jumped 40ft from a burning building in Hastings on Sunday remains in a serious but stable condition, police have said. Three people had attempted to catch Pirkko Pellinen as she tried to escape the blaze at a property in Marine Parade in ...

Two boys charged with arson at Bangor school

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  • May 27, 2014
Two boys aged 12 and 14 have been charged with arson and criminal damage following a fire at a school in Bangor. The blaze at Our Lady Immaculate RC School on 28 February damaged a detached classroom block. Firefighters from Bangor and Menai Bridge h...

Deadly train crash in north India

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  • May 27, 2014
At least 20 people are feared dead after a passenger train derailed and hit a stationary goods train in India's Uttar Pradesh state, officials say. Six coaches of the Gorakhdham Express went off the rails and ploughed into the freight train at Chureb...

Leicestershire paper factory in 12 hour blaze

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  • May 27, 2014
More than 50 firefighters battled a blaze at a Leicester factory for almost 12 hours. Investigations are under way into what caused the fire to take hold at a paper processing plant on Hilltop Road in Hamilton. Emergency services were called at about...

Hastings fire: Three tried to catch jumping woman

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  • May 27, 2014
Three people tried to catch a 66-year-old woman using a sheet or duvet as she jumped 40ft from a burning building in Hastings, Sussex Police said. The blaze at the properties in Marine Parade in the Old Town, was reported at about 00:30 BST on Sunday...

South Korea bus terminal fire kills seven

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  • May 26, 2014
Seven people have been killed and 20 others injured in a fire at a bus terminal in South Korea, officials say. The fire occurred on Monday morning in Goyang city, northwest of the capital city, Seoul. Firefighters believe welding works at an undergro...

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