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$64,000 items destroyed in Bahrain workshop blaze

Items worth an estimated BD25,000 ($64,462.9) were destroyed in a fire at a carpentry workshop in Bahrain yesterday (September 1). It broke out at Abdulredha Carpentry Workshop, in Suq Waqif, Hamad Town, at around 7am and has been

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Bahrain's blaze-hit suq to be rebuilt: Premier

Bahrain's Premier has called for the blaze-hit suq in Muharraq to be rebuilt. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa gave the instructions as he inspected the damage.   He dire

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Popular shops destroyed in Muharraq suq blaze

Fire ripped through one of the biggest suqs in Bahrain yesterday (June 2), destroying four popular shops and causing long tailbacks for nearly two hours.   Sixty-five Civil Defence personnel, 18 fire engines and

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Blaze hits popular market in Bahrain

Firemen battled a massive blaze that ripped through a popular market in Isa Town area of Bahrain for nearly three hours last night. It took 46 Civil Defence personnel and 18 fire engines to put out flames that engulfed the Isa Tow

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Hundreds flee homes as California wildfire rages

A wind-driven wildfire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened ne

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Bahrain to set up task force for building safety

Bahrain will set up an emergency task force to enforce building safety, following a series of fatal blazes, a report said. This came as HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting yes

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13 workers killed in Bahrain blaze horror

  Thirteen workers were yesterday burnt to death in a fire that raged through a three-storey building used as a bachelor's camp in Manama, Bahrain's capital.   The victims of the blaze, in t

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Over 100 killed in Bangladesh factory blaze

  Fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital killing more than 100 people, the fire brigade said on Sunday, in the country's worst-ever factory blaze.   Wo

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33 killed in India factory blaze

A massive blaze swept through a fireworks factory in south Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people and injuring dozens more, some with serious burns, police said. Most of the dead were workers in the factory

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84 killed in India hospital blaze

A fire tore through a seven-story private hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata before dawn Friday, killing at least 84 people, most of them intensive care patients who were asleep and suffocated in the fumes. Thick smoke engulfed

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