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

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Firefighters caught up in Tehran building collapse

Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV this morning following a fire.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chilean heat wave breaks record temperature set a century ago

A heat wave brought blistering temperatures to the streets of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, on Wednesday and broke a century-old record as thermometers reached 37.3 Celsius (99 degrees Fahrenheit).

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Israel fires: Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

Tens of thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes as wildfires rage through parts of the Israeli city of Haifa.

Monday, November 21, 2016

NASA: Cargo Spacecraft Cygnus Leaves International Space Station

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) after spending almost a month there, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Monday.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Oxfam Calls on Iraqi Government to Seek Help to Extinguish Mosul Oil Well Fires

The Iraqi government needs to explain why it has failed to extinguish a series of oil well fires that are contaminating water supplies and causing health problems for thousands of families in Mosul, a spokesman for the charity organization Oxfam told Sputnik on Saturday.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

No Risk of Oil Spill From Pemex Tanker on Fire in Mexican Gulf

A loaded oil tanker that caught fire on Saturday presents no risk to the environment, the company, which owns the tanker, said Saturday.

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