Thursday, January 20, 2022


‘Victims on every floor’: Nine kids among 19 dead in New York fire

Witnesses reported seeing trapped residents screaming for help from windows during the deadly inferno that the city's fire chief said had been caused by a portable electric heater.

At least 20 trapped after blast causes building collapse in China

Authorities have sent around 260 rescue workers and 50 vehicles to the site, state broadcaster CCTV reported, adding that the cause of the blast is under investigation.

Huge fire devastates South African parliament

The cause of the fire is unknown, but an investigation has been opened and an individual held.

At least 27 feared dead in blaze in Japanese city of Osaka

Police are investigating the cause of the fire on the fourth floor of the eight-storey building for suspected arson.

About 150 people trapped on roof of Hong Kong building after fire

Firefighters battled the blaze with two water jets, employing ladders and breathing apparatus' in the effort to rescue those trapped.

Over 90 killed in Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion

The majority of the victims were street vendors and motorcyclists, many of whom were caught in the blaze while trying to retrieve fuel, according to a volunteer worker at the scene.

Taiwan building inferno kills 46, dozens injured

Kaohsiung's fire department said it sent more than 70 trucks to tackle the blaze, which took four hours to put out.

Fire destroys 70% of building at iconic Penang temple

The fire and rescue department was alerted to the blaze just before 3am today.

Fire at Indonesia prison kills 41 in overcrowded block

The prison in Tangerang, an industrial and manufacturing hub near Jakarta, housed more than 2,000 inmates, far more than its 600 people capacity, according to government data as of September.

Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb

British Columbia has nearly 300 active wildfires, spurred by hot, dry weather that is expected to continue in the coming days.

Hospital fire in Covid ward kills dozens in Iraq

The coronavirus pandemic has severely strained Iraq's health service, already suffering from years of war, neglect and corruption.

Military on standby to evacuate fire-threatened towns in western Canada

Roughly 1,000 people have already fled the wildfires in British Columbia, and authorities are searching for many who have gone missing.

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