Wednesday, September 22, 2021


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.

Health minister suspended after fire kills 82 at Iraqi Covid hospital

Iraq's fire service says the hospital had no fire protection system and firefighters had been late reaching the hospital, in the remote outskirts of Baghdad.

3 Rohingya killed in new blaze at Bangladesh camp

This is the second fire at the camps in less than two weeks.

Massive fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery

At least five people were seriously injured in the blaze at Pertamina's Balongan refinery in West Java.

7 years and waiting for Sabah villagers made homeless by flames

Hundreds of families are still waiting for the assistance promised by the state government after their homes were burnt down.

Fires destroy Greek island refugee camp after quarantine imposed

Authorities placed the Moria camp under quarantine last week after a Somali migrant tested positive for the coronavirus.

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