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Six-storey building catches fire in Gujranwala

GUJRANWALA: Fire broke out in a six-storey building located near Popular Nursery in Gujranwala Saturday. At least five firefighting vehicles of the Rescue are busy in operation to extinguish the fire. A total of eight fire-tenders and water-bowsers are busy in the operation. An electric transformer also was destroyed in the fire that engulfed the…

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Fire at Japanese senior welfare residence kills 11

TOKYO: Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. The cause of Wednesday night’s fire in the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, was still being investigated and victims were still being identified, police said. Public…

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Two children die in fire at slum area in F-11

ISLAMABAD: Two children died on Friday night due to fire erupted here at houses in slum area at Sector F-11, Golra police source said. He said that deceased have been identified as eight years old Ali and three years old Ibrahim while nine years old girl Sania received fire injuries. The reason behind the fire…

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Watch: Fire breaks out in record room of NBP

Key records and documents are feared to be destroyed after a fire broke out in the records room of National Bank of Pakistan located in Faisalabad.

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Barge carrying fireworks catches fire off Australian beach; two injured

SYDNEY: Two men have been injured and thousands have been forced to evacuate after a barge caught fire during a New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Terrigal Beach, on the New South Wales central coast. Police say two men operating the fireworks suffered minor injuries when the barge caught fire about 9:00pm, sending a large…

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Firefighters battle blaze in Manchester apartment block

LONDON: Firefighters battled a blaze in a tower block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday with flames engulfing several apartments on the ninth floor. The Manchester fire service said it had sent 12 fire engines to tackle the blaze in the Northern Quarter of the city and urged people to avoid the area. It…

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Fire at birthday party in India’s financial capital kills at least 12

Fire fighters inspect the restaurants destroyed in a fire in Mumbai, India, December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui MUMBAI: At least 12 people died and three were critically injured in a late night fire at a multi-story building in India’s financial capital Mumbai, local authorities said on Friday, reported Reuters. The majority of those killed were…

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New York City apartment fire kills 12, injures several others

Fire Department of New York (FDNY) personnel work on the scene of an apartment fire in Bronx, New York, U.S. December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky NEW YORK: Twelve people were killed, including an infant, and four were critically injured on Thursday in a fire that swept through several floors of an apartment building in the…

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Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

People are seen on the roof of a building as smoke rises during a fire in Davao, the Philippines, in this still image taken a December 23, 2017 social media video. Ashley Nicole Avila Rafaela/via REUTERS MANILA: Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers…

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37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayor

Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were “zero”, Paolo Duterte, Davao’s vice mayor, who is also the president’s son, wrote…

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Evacuations ordered for California’s third-largest wildfire since 1932

LOS ANGELES: Evacuation orders were issued Saturday for areas in California’s Santa Barbara County as the state battles its third-largest wildfire since 1932, with winds and dry conditions threatening to help the blaze grow. Santa Barbara’s Office of Emergency Management announced a series of mandatory evacuation orders as well as voluntary evacuation warnings for parts…

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Fire at PTV building destroys expensive equipment

PESHAWAR: A fire that erupted in the offices of Pakistan Television (PTV) Centre here during wee hours of Friday has been doused, firefighting officials said. The officials said the fire gutted equipment of worth millions of rupees. “The fire broke out in the design section of the building,”  general manager of Pakistan Television (PTV) Peshawar,…

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Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven attends a news conference at Rosenbad, the Swedish government headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden July 27, 2017. TT News Agency/Erik Simander via REUTERS/Files STOCKHOLM: Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said, reported Reuters. There were…

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SCARY: Video showing devastating California wildfire goes viral

CALIFORNIA: This apocalyptic footage that showcases the horrific California wildfire that has wreaked havoc in Los Angeles and surrounding areas went viral over the internet.  Many people have been sharing videos and pictures that show the horrific California wildfire. This one in particular has caused quite a reaction around the world. The footage has been…

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Video: Fire erupts near Karachi City Station

Intense fire broke out at a godown of Railways near Karachi’s City Station on Wednesday, with no casualties reported. Firefighting operation was underway at the scene.

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Chitral: 70 shops, 3 houses gutted in Drosh

CHITRAL: A fire erupted in Drosh bazaar of Chitral district here Friday that engulfed a big portion of the marketplace in no time and destroyed several shops. Rescue sources informed that a fire erupted in Drosh bazaar on Friday morning which was quickly spread in the area and destroyed at least 70 shops of the…

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Khanewal: Husband set estranged wife on fire, FIR registered

KHANEWAL: A man allegedly set fire to his wife after sprinkling petrol on her when she refused to leave her parents’ home to join him at Chowk Farooq Azam area in the city. Police said that 27-year-old Ayesha was married to Umar Farooq. Few days ago, couple developed differences and Ayeshaleft her husband and reached…

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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar’s largest city, kills one

YANGON: One person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames, reported Reuters. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20…

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California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out of this emergency, not even close,” said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “But we are seeing some progress in…

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21 dead in ‘catastrophic’ California wildfires

SANTA ROSA: More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California fire chief Ken Pimlott told reporters. “We’re not going to be…

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Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

SITTWE, Myanmar: Manmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased “clearance operations” in…

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