It's called the world’s worst industrial disaster, but the description barely captures what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal 35 years ago. In the first night, according to some estimates more than 3,000 people died. That number would soon go up to 15,000.
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.
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.
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.
23 Jul 2021
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.
28 Jun 2021
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.
22 Jan 2021
A building at India's Serum Institute caught fire, but a source said production of the coronavirus vaccine was not affected. The institute is manufacturing millions of doses of the Covishield COVID-19 inoculation.
28 Sep 2020
Authorities say 17 people were trapped by an underground fire that produced dangerously high levels of toxic fumes in the Songzao mine. Only one person survived and was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
20 Jul 2020
A fire broke out in the interior portion of the Nantes Cathedral, where 100 firefighters where deployed to control the blaze. The cathedral's large pipe organ was "completely destroyed."
23 Nov 2019
New South Wales Police have detained a 20-year-old on suspicion of starting ablaze. Fires in the region have so far caused more than a million hectares of damage, with no end in sight, according to authorities.
5 Nov 2019
On Tuesday, 5 November 2019, fire broke out at a shopping plaza situated at the popular Balogun Market, Lagos. Fortunately, personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service was able to prevent the blaze from spreading to other buildings.