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37 die in Philippines’ Davao mall fire

At least 37 people are feared to have died in a fire that ravaged a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local officials say. Firefighters battled for hours to extinguish the blaze that started on Saturday morning on the third floor and spread to the floor above, trapping employees of a call centre. Their chances of survival ... Read More »

2,000 evacuated after Dubai school fire

More than 2,000 students and teachers were evacuated after a fire broke out at a Dubai school earlier on the day. Dubai Civil Defence said the fire started in a classroom air conditioning unit at Gulf National School in Al Garhoud at around 11:50am. Read More »

Kuala Lumpur school fire kills 24 students, teachers

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning. The victims are thought to been trapped in their dormitory as the windows were barred with metal grills. Read More »

Fire forces evacuation of Oxford Circus Tube station

Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a fire on a Tube train at Oxford Circus station in central London. The station was evacuated shortly before 09:00 BST and trains did not stop at the station for nearly two hours. Pictures on social media showed smoke billowing out from a Bakerloo line train sitting on a platform. Read More »

Nine including 4 children burnt in Sarail fire

Nine people, including four children, were burnt in a fire originated from gas cylinder leaks in Sarail, Brahmanbaria, on Friday night.The injured people were taken to three hospitals, including Dhaka Medical College Hospital.Witnesses said the incident occured when gas coming out of a cylinder caused the fire in the house of Rassel Mia. The fire engulfed the house as soon ... Read More »