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Many dead in collapse at South Korea 4Minute concert

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  • October 18, 2014
At least 16 people have been killed and 11 injured in an accident at a pop concert in Seongnam, south of Seoul in South Korea, officials say. They say a ventilation grate collapsed and a group of concert-goers fell 10 metres (33ft) into an undergroun...

Otley and Rawdon fire stations saved from closure

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  • October 18, 2014
Two West Yorkshire fire stations earmarked for closure have been saved, after the fire service decided against building a new "super-station". Otley and Rawdon fire stations will stay open after plans for a new station at Menston were abandoned becau...

Belgium fire: Blaze ravages historic church in Anzegem

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  • October 18, 2014
Fire has gutted a 12th Century church in the small Belgian town of Anzegem, bringing down the roof and tower in a blaze visible from miles away. Choristers arriving for rehearsal at the West Flanders church were met by a cloud of smoke when they open...

Two in hospital after Carmarthen student accommodation fire

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  • October 18, 2014
Two people were taken to hospital following a fire at university halls of residence in Carmarthen. Mid and West Fire Service say the blaze was confined to a bedroom at the block belonging to the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. Three fire cr...

Fatal Llanrwst fire started in tumble dryer

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  • October 18, 2014
The only survivor of a fire in the Conwy Valley has described how he tried and failed to save the two men who died.  Garry Lloyd Jones, 48, lost his partner, Bernard Hender, 19, and business partner Doug McTarvish, 39, in the fire in a flat in Llan...

Fatal Blunsdon fire caused by 'petrol on woodburner'

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  • October 18, 2014
A woman who died in a house fire in Wiltshire is thought to have poured petrol onto an outdoor woodburner inside her home, the fire service said. The body of the woman, in her late fifties, was found by crews at the house in Turnpike Road, Blunsdon. ...

Asos warehouse fire: Barnsley teenager arrested over blaze

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  • October 18, 2014
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson four months on from a fire at the Asos warehouse in Grimethorpe, Barnsley. The blaze at Park Spring Road in June caused "substantial damage" and forced the company to stop taking orders. The t...

Beighton man's fire death was accidental

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  • October 18, 2014
A 61-year-old man killed in a house fire in Sheffield died as a result of an accident, an inquest has found. Richard Hobson died in the incident on 3 March in Poplar Avenue in the Beighton area of the city where he lived with his mother and sister. E...

School coach catches fire in Ashcott

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  • October 18, 2014
A school coach with about 40 children on board has caught fire in a Somerset village. The coach was destroyed in the incident on the A39 in Ashcott, but all of the children got off safely. The driver saw fire coming from the dashboard just before 08:...

Kenwick Park leisure centre fire: 'Electrical fault' link

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  • October 18, 2014
Firefighters have said a blaze that destroyed a leisure centre was probably caused by an electrical fault. About 40 officers from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended the blaze at the Kenwick Park leisure complex, near Louth, at about 03:00 BST on M...