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Archive for June 23rd 2010

Mutual aid at derailment.

When a freight train carrying ethanol left the track between Cherry Valley and Rockford, causing a massive fire, strong co-operative emergency response ensured the incident was handled effectively, says Chief Craig Wilt.

Three West Sussex fire stations earmarked for closure

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  • June 23, 2010
Three fire stations could shut as part of a plan to reorganise West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSF&RS). Retained fire stations at Bosham, Findon and Keymer, manned by part-time firefighters are earmarked for closure. But cover would be impro...

Woman and child rescued from 'harrowing' Aberdeen fire

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  • June 23, 2010
A woman and child had to be rescued from an Aberdeen flat fire which is being treated as suspicious. The pair - aged 33 and nine - were rescued from a first floor window of the property on Clifton Road at about 0420 BST as the front door was on fire....

Wedding guests die in India road crash

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  • June 23, 2010
At least 17 people died when a speeding truck rammed into two tractors pulling trailers loaded with guests returning from a wedding in southern India. The groom was among those killed. The accident took place in Warangal district in Andhra Pradesh st...

Ghana's army and navy battle deadly Accra floods

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  • June 23, 2010
Ghana's army and navy have been called out to help after flash floods around Accra left 23 people dead. The BBC's David Amanor in Accra says several people were swept away on Sunday night by rapidly rising waters while others were stranded on the roo...

Train crash in southern Congo 'kills 60'

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  • June 23, 2010
About 60 people have been killed in a train crash in the south of Congo-Brazzaville, officials have said. The head of the rail operator, Chemin de Fer Congo-Ocean (CFCO), said it occurred on Monday night about 60km (37 miles) from the city of Pointe-...

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