Showing posts with label fires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fires. Show all posts

Friday, June 15, 2018

One year on, London remembers victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower fire
London fell silent on Thursday as the British capital paid tribute to the victims of one of the biggest fire tragedies in Britain since World War II -- the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower high-rise apartment block.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Firefighters Battle Blaze at High-Rise Tower in Dubai Marina


Firefighters are battling a blaze at a high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina amid a sandstorm sweeping the city in the United Arab Emirates.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Rescue teams give up searching for survivors in collapsed Sao Paulo building

Sao Paulo building
Rescue teams have begun using excavators to clear the rubble of the 24-storey building which collapsed in Sao Paulo on Tuesday after a fire tore through it, saying that finding any more survivors was highly unlikely.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Number of Missing People After Fire in Sao Paulo May Reach 45 : Reports

Number of Missing People After Fire in Sao Paulo May Reach 45
The number of people, who went missing as a result of a fire that broke out in a 24-storey tower block in Brazil’s Sao Paulo, may reach 45, media reported on Tuesday.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

China stresses safety during Tomb-Sweeping Day

Tomb-Sweeping Day CHINA
The Ministry of Civil Affairs Friday stressed security to ensure safety on Tomb-Sweeping Day which falls on April 5 this year.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sacred Tibetan monastery in Lhasa hit by fire

 Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa
A fire broke out at the most important shrine in Tibetan Buddhism - the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Oil from Sunken Iranian Tanker May Have Reached Japan Shore: Coast Guard

Clumps of oil have washed up on the shores of southern Japan and there are fears they may be leaking from an Iranian crude tanker that sank in the world's worst such disaster in decades, the Japanese Coast Guard said Friday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More than 100 firefighters tackling huge fire in northern London

fire in northern London
More than 100 firefighters are trying to tame a huge fire at a warehouse in north London on Monday evening, local media reported.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Billions of tonnes of plastic accumulating on Earth

Billions of tonnes of plastic
More than 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic has been produced since 1950 according to the first major global analysis of mass-produced plastics.

Friday, June 30, 2017

At least 149 British high-rise buildings fail safety tests after Grenfell fire

Some 149 high-rise buildings have failed safety tests introduced after a deadly tower block fire in west London, a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Manslaughter charges considered in Grenfell fire inquiry

Manslaughter charges are being considered by detectives investigating the Grenfell Tower fire in London as it emerged the structure had failed fire safety tests.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Portuguese official says cannot confirm plane crash

Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Tuesday that they cannot confirm the earlier report that a Canadair plane from Spain crashed in Louriceira, Pedrogao Grande.

Monday, June 19, 2017

79 now presumed to have died in London fire

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 79, police said this morning.

Death toll from forest fire rises, search and investigation underway

The death toll from the forest fires raging in central Portugal rose to 62 on Sunday, with 54 others injured, and search for more bodies and investigation into the cause of the disaster were still under way.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Forest fires kill 24 in central Portugal. The death toll may rise further

The death toll in forest fires in central Portugal has risen to 24, says Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
The majority died while trying to flee the Pedrogao Grande area, 50 km (30 miles) south-east of Coimbra, in their cars, according to the government.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Britain left 'somber' by tower inferno, says Queen

Queen Elizabeth II said Saturday that Britain had been plunged into a somber mood after the deadly London tower block inferno, as public anger swelled and dozens were still reported missing.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17

The death toll from the devastating tower block fire in west London has risen to 17 and police have warned it is expected to rise further.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At Least Six Die in Grenfell Tower Blaze but Death Toll Expected to Rise

At least six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise.

27-story apartment building on fire in western London

A huge fire broke out at a 27-story apartment building in western London in the wee hours of Wednesday, with flames observed from the second floor to the top of the building, according to information from the London Fire Brigade.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Eight killed, thousands evacuated in Cape Town storm

Up to 10,000 people in the South African coastal resort of Knysna have been evacuated as wildfires fanned by strong winds ripped through the town, destroying homes and other properties, officials said.

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