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California wildfires: 31 dead, hundreds missing, 5000 left homeless

California wildfires: 31 dead, hundreds missing, 5000 left homeless

Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in Northern California and left hundreds missing in the pandemonium of mass evacuations in the heart of the state`s wine country.

Oct 13, 2017, 05:50 AM IST
225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

At daybreak, firefighters, police, soldiers and volunteers were still swarming over the ruins of some 40 buildings that collapsed in the capital.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
UK firefighters feel heat over piglet BBQ

UK firefighters feel heat over piglet BBQ

Firefighters in the village of Pewsey, south-west England, were delighted to "sample the fruits of our labours" when a farmer delivered sausages made from piglets the crew had rescued from a barn fire.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:20 PM IST

Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages

According to the National Authority for Civil Protection (ProCiv), 970 firefighters, 260 fire trucks and 15 airplanes were deployed to combat the flames, reports Efe news.

 

Aug 17, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

US suffers third worst wildfire year in decade

There were a total of 38 large wildfires burning in the country, including seven in California and 18 in Montana.

Jul 25, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
Huge California wildfire spreads overnight as crews dig in

Huge California wildfire spreads overnight as crews dig in

"The fire continues burning in an area above the community of Goleta and crews continue to build containment and contingency lines to hold the fire in check," Cal Fire said on the Inciweb fire-tracking website. 

Jul 16, 2017, 08:49 AM IST

Massive fire breaks out in Turkish military zone, 10 soldiers injured

A massive fire broke out on Thursday in a military zone in Turkey`s Kilis province bordering Syria, injuring 10 soldiers.

Jul 13, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

Firefighters gain on several wildfires in California

Fires in the western Canadian province of British Columbia have forced 14,000 people from their homes and disrupted logging and mining operations.

Jul 12, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
Portugal forest fire: Death toll rises to 64, PM Antonio Costa asks emergency services for answers

Portugal forest fire: Death toll rises to 64, PM Antonio Costa asks emergency services for answers

Data from the European Forest Fire Information System showed that an area of more than 30,000 hectares had burned in the past seven days, making it the largest ever fire in Portugal.
 

Jun 20, 2017, 20:49 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Portugal forest fire

More than 100,000 hectares of the country`s mainland was devastated by a series of fires last year. 

Jun 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

London tower block inferno: What we know

The tower was home to about 600 residents and had only one stairway through which people could escape.

Jun 15, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

London tower block fire toll rises to 17, more feared dead

Fire engulfed the social housing block in the early hours of Wednesday, turning it into a flaming torch in minutes.

Jun 15, 2017, 16:32 PM IST
Singing songs, romancing or fighting in films is no heroism: Rishi Kapoor

Singing songs, romancing or fighting in films is no heroism: Rishi Kapoor

Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor on Wednesday took to Twitter to talk about the recent London's Grenfell Tower disaster. The 64-year-old actor lauded the firefighters, police, and medics by calling them the real heroes.

Jun 15, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Two firemen killed in Delhi cylinder blast

The gas cylinder exploded on Friday morning at around 5.35 am at Lal Market in west Delhi's Vikaspuri.

Feb 24, 2017, 11:58 AM IST
Ten survivors found in ruins of Italy avalanche hotel

Ten survivors found in ruins of Italy avalanche hotel

Italian rescuers on Friday rescued a mother and son and located eight other survivors in the ruins of a mountain hotel, two days after it was buried under an avalanche.

Jan 20, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Two dead, 41 hurt in bus crash involving Louisiana flood-relief volunteers

A bus with an unlicensed driver spun out of control near New Orleans on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 41, while taking volunteers to help with Louisiana flood relief, officials said.

Aug 29, 2016, 08:37 AM IST
Death toll in Italian train crash rises to 20: Regional official

Death toll in Italian train crash rises to 20: Regional official

The death toll from a train crash in southern Italy has risen to 20, a regional official told reporters on Tuesday, adding that dozens of people were in hospital, some with serious injuries.

Jul 12, 2016, 19:21 PM IST

Fires rage across western United States

Firefighters has struggled to contain infernos across the western United States as experts warned that drought-striken California should prepare for an unusually intense wildfire season.

Jun 17, 2016, 06:17 AM IST

Canada PM Justin Trudeau honours firefighters who battled Fort McMurray blaze

The entire city of 100,000 people was evacuated last week. Its suburbs suffered major damage, but the city center was largely spared.

May 14, 2016, 03:22 AM IST
Fire breaks out at popular market in central Cairo, at least 50 wounded

Fire breaks out at popular market in central Cairo, at least 50 wounded

At least 50 people including firefighters suffered minor injuries on Monday when a fire spread quickly through a commercial area in downtown Cairo, Egyptian officials said.

May 09, 2016, 14:32 PM IST