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London Assembly investigates Duck Tours fire

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  • October 14, 2013
A fire onboard a tourist boat on the River Thames is to be investigated by the London Assembly. Thirty passengers were rescued from the London Duck Tours (LDT) craft Cleopatra after a fire started on 29 September. The assembly said the newly created ...

Homes evacuated after Hakin, Pembrokeshire, house fire and 'explosion'

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  • October 14, 2013
A woman has been taken to hospital after reports of an explosion and a fire at a house in Pembrokeshire. The blaze led to the evacuation of several neighbouring properties in Hakin, near Milford Haven, on Monday. One resident said the explosion at th...

Senghenydd: Centenary of UK's worst pit disaster marked

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  • October 14, 2013
A day of events marking the 100th anniversary of Britain's worst mining disaster is taking place in Senghenydd. Hundreds have turned out in the streets of the Caerphilly county village where an explosion killed 439 miners and a rescuer at the Univers...

Murder inquiry launched into hair salon blaze

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  • October 14, 2013
A murder investigation is under way after a woman was killed and a man was seriously injured in a fire at a hair salon in Stirling. Ahdieh Yazdanparast, 46, died in hospital on Saturday night from injuries she sustained in a blaze at Venus Hair &...

Australia Olympic park fire destroys dozens of cars

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  • October 14, 2013
A fire that broke out at Australia's Olympic park has destroyed or damaged around 80 cars and forced 1,500 people to evacuate the aquatic centre. More than 50 firefighters were deployed to tackle the fire, which hit the Olympic venue in Sydney on Sun...

Six horses killed in Brampton-en-le-Morthen barn fire

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  • October 14, 2013
Six horses have died in a barn fire, police have said. The animals were killed in the blaze at Brooklands Farm, in Toad Lane, Brampton-en-le-Morthen, near Rotherham. About 25 firefighters were called to tackle the fire which broke out on Friday night...

Cambridgeshire coach and lorry crash on A1 injures 13 people

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  • October 14, 2013
Thirteen people have been treated in hospital after a coach and a lorry crashed on the A1 in Cambridgeshire. The collision happened on the northbound carriageway between Brampton and Buckden at 05:30 BST. The coach was on its way from London to Newca...

Derby warehouse fire: Jaroslaw Wieczorek named as man found inside

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  • October 14, 2013
A man who was found dead in a derelict warehouse after a fire has been identified by police. The body of Polish national Jaroslaw Wieczorek, 26, was discovered inside the building on Great Northern Road in Derby following Tuesday's blaze. A 39-year-o...

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