Anguish and anger after Taiwan building blaze kills 46
15 October 2021 | 1:31 pm
Taiwanese residents voice anguish and outrage after 46 people perished in an inferno that tore through a dilapidated housing block, as investigators searched for what sparked the island's deadliest fire in decades.
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Dozens of firefighters battle to contain a blaze that ignited in a fabric shop in the Indian capital Delhi. The fire spread quickly to neighbouring stores in a busy shopping district, according to local news media. There are no reports of casualties.
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A huge blaze engulfs more than a dozen yachts in a Hong Kong typhoon shelter. The Fire department said it took six hours to put the fire out, adding that about twenty people were evacuated and a boy was sent to hospital. Some of the yachts in the Aberdeen marina are occupied full time by locals and expats. Ten boats sank according to local media.
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The Netherlands is outraged over Tuesday night’s shooting of Dutch crime reporter Robert R. de Vries. The attempted murder is seen as a direct attack on freedom of the press.
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Crews from the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue use bulldozers to construct firelines to help stop the spread of an "aggressive" fire near Reno, Nevada. A combination of two blazes sparked by lightning near the California-Nevada border last week, the Beckwourth Complex fire has rapidly grown to some 90,000 acres. It is reportedly California’s largest fire so far this year and has prompted evacuations in both states.
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A firefighter drives through flames and sparks from the Tamarack Fire in Markleeville, California, as he races to protect a housing development from the blaze. Wildfires continue to ravage the western US and Canada amid oppressively hot, dry weather.
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Smoke columns from fires in the US state of California could spawn lightning storms that cause more blazes, experts warn. Several communities have been evacuated.
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A total of 141 firefighters have been mobilised to contain a forest blaze at the base of Mount Penteli north of Athens. The fire service are backed by 10 helicopters and eight firefighting planes, but said strong winds were complicating operations.
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Flames and smoke rise above a forest in the Athens suburb of Varympompi as a fire broke out, cutting a section of the main motorway linking Athens to northern and southern Greece, as the nation reels under a severe heatwave.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticized for not doing enough to put out the flames. Italy, Greece and Bulgaria are all fighting their own blazes.
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The sight of Taliban fighters overrunning Kunduz in Afghanistan has triggered anger, grief and helplessness among German veterans who fought to free the Afghan city. Many now fear for the Afghans who helped them.
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A new fire broke out on the island of Evia, just hours after officials said the blazes were now under control. Public anger has been growing at the government's response.
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