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Hong Kong: Massive Fire Traps Hundreds In World Trade Centre, 12 Injured

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A government notice confirmed that the fire started in the early afternoon at the 38-story World Trade Centre on Gloucester Road which is located in the city's popular Causeway Bay shopping district.

Tunisia: Fire At Islamist Party Headquarters Leaves 1 Dead, 18 Injured

Dec 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A thick column of white smoke was seen rising from the headquarters of Ismalist Party in Tunisia, as occupants tried to jump out of the windows to escape the flames.


Bhopal Children's Hospital Fire: 4 Infants Dead, CM Announces Rs. 4 Lakh Compensation For Each

Bhopal's Kamla Nehru Children's Hospital Fire: Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said a short circuit might have caused the fire and described the situation inside the ward as 'very scary'.

Maharashtra Hospital Fire: 10 Covid-19 Patients Killed As Flames Erupt Inside ICU In Ahmadnagar

Nov 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A fire broke out inside an ICU with 25 patients in Ahmadnagar on Saturday, leaving at least 10 Covid-19 patients dead.


Watch: Man Falls To Death As Fire Erupts In High-Rise Residential Building In Mumbai

The fire erupted on the 19th floor of the One Avighna Park building on Currey Road shortly before noon, the official said.

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01 October, 2021

Fire In Romanian Hospital Kills At Least 9 People

Associated Press (AP)

All the patients had been evacuated from Constanta's Hospital for Infectious Diseases and the fire had been extinguished by mid-morning, Romania's emergency situations inspectorate said.


16 August, 2021

House Fire Kills Sisters Aged 9 And 12 In Noida

Outlook Web Bureau

The residents who were caught in the fire are admitted to a nearby hospital.


28 July, 2021

UP: Upset Over 'Non-Payment' Of Salary To Father, Youth Sets Himself Ablaze

Outlook Web Bureau

While being taken to the hospital, Vipin said that a year and half ago, his father was suspended without giving any reason.


28 July, 2021

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Troops In West Bank

Associated Press (AP)

Shadi Omar, 41, was shot near the town of Beita, where residents have held weeks of protests against an unauthorized Israeli settlement outpost


04 July, 2021

Maharashtra: Five Fire Workers Injured After Explosion Rips Apart Chemical Plant In Palghar

Outlook Web Bureau

The explosion occurred at 11.30 pm on Saturday soon after which a fire erupted in the area, officials said


02 July, 2021

Wildfire Threatens British Columbia Village That Hit 121 F

Associated Press (AP)

Erica Berg, a provincial fire information officer, said the evacuation order was issued about an hour after the blaze began but she did not know the size of it.


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28 June, 2021

Watch: Massive Blaze Erupts Near London's Elephant And Castle Station

Associated Press (AP)

The London Fire Brigade said Monday that 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were battling the blaze at railway arches near the station, which is just south of the River Thames


28 June, 2021

Watch: Minor Fire Breaks Out At AIIMS Hospital In Delhi, Fire Tenders Rushed To Spot

Outlook Web Bureau

A call was received at 5.04 am about a blaze in the operation theatre (OT) of Emergency Department and seven fire tenders were rushed to AIIMS


07 June, 2021

Massive Fire At Chemical Plant In Pune District Leaves 18 Dead, Dozens Missing

Outlook Web Bureau

Fire broke out at a plant run by SVS Aqua Technologies in the Pirangut MIDC area in Mulshi tehsil on Monday evening, officials said


26 April, 2021

Surat: Fire Breaks Out At ICU Of Private Hospital; 16 Critical Covid-19 Patients Rescued

Outlook Web Bureau

The fire broke out after a blast in the air conditioner caused either due to the short circuit or overloading.


23 April, 2021

13 Feared Dead In Fire At ICU Ward Of Covid-19 Hospital In Maharashtra

Outlook Web Bureau

The patients’ identity could not be ascertained as they were charred beyond recognition.


16 April, 2021

Smoke Engulfs Shimla As Raging Fire Spreads To Surrounding Forest

Ashwani Sharma

Local residents setting fire to dry grassland in the hope of better crop next season could be a factor, say officials


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11 April, 2021

Noida Fire: 2 Children Dead, Around 150 Shanties Destroyed

Outlook Web Bureau

The incident took place around 1 pm in the JJ cluster near Behlolpur village under Phase 3 police station limits.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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