Category Archives: Disaster

13Aug/17

Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2017) (NBC) – Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday (August 12) when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to quell clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Car plows into crowd in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – White nationalists clashed with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday (August 12), prompting the governor to declare an emergency and halt a rally to protest the planned removal of a Confederate general’s statue from a public park.
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06Aug/17

Another Dubai tower catches fire in three days – media

DUBAI, UAE (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Another tower in Dubai caught fire on Sunday morning (August 6), the second in three days, but the fire was extinguished soon, emergency services told national media. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Huge fire engulfs Dubai residential skyscraper

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AUGUST 4, 2017) (ANDRE VAN NIEKERK) – A massive blaze was engulfing one of the world’s tallest residential buildings in Dubai early on Friday (August 4), residents said, but authorities said the tower had been evacuated and no injuries were reported. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Fire breaks out in London’s Camden Market

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 10, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – London firefighters were battling a blaze at a building in the city’s Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said early on Monday (July 10).
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05Jul/17

Seven die in downtown Johannesburg building blaze

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (INNER CITY GAZETTE) – Seven people died in a high-rise apartment block fire in Johannesburg on Wednesday (July 5) including a man who jumped to his death to escape the flames, emergency services said.
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05Jul/17

Zambia’s biggest market gutted, government suspects arson

LUSAKA, July 4 (Reuters) – Fire gutted part of Zambia’s biggest market in the nation’s capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader.
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01May/17

At least 27 hurt in turbulent Aeroflot Moscow-Bangkok flight

IN AIR (MAY 1, 2017) (ROSTIK RUSEV) – At least 27 people were injured on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok on Monday (May 1) when their Boeing 777 hit turbulence, the Russian embassy in Thailand said in a statement.
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