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Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27

Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27By Khanh Vu HANOI (Reuters) – A fire in a Ho Chi Minh City apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday, state media and a fire department official in the Vietnamese economic hub said. The blaze at Carina Plaza on Vo Van Kiet Street in the city also left 27 others injured, said the fire department official, who did not want to be identified. “The injured are in stable condition now and we are still searching the block to make sure no one is still trapped in there.” The fire began at around 1:00 a.m. (1800 GMT Thursday) at the basement of the block and quickly spread to engulf the building, trapping hundreds of residents, according to the fire official.



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Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27

Apartment blaze in Ho Chi Minh City kills 13, injures 27By Khanh Vu HANOI (Reuters) – A fire in a Ho Chi Minh City apartment block killed 13 people in the early hours of Friday, state media and a fire department official in the Vietnamese economic hub said. The blaze at Carina Plaza on Vo Van Kiet Street in the city also left 27 others injured, said the fire department official, who did not want to be identified. “The injured are in stable condition now and we are still searching the block to make sure no one is still trapped in there.” The fire began at around 1:00 a.m. (1800 GMT Thursday) at the basement of the block and quickly spread to engulf the building, trapping hundreds of residents, according to the fire official.



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Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico Rivera

Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico RiveraOne person was injured after a massive fire broke out at an apartment complex near Los Angeles. Firefighters were forced to exit the building and go into “defensive mode” to battle the flames, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department was assisting in efforts to aid people affected by the fire, directing evacuees to shelter.



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Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: Report

Suspect In Murder Of Student Blaze Bernstein Claims He Was Hitting On Him: ReportThe man suspected of murdering Blaze Bernstein, a 19-year-old college student from Orange County, California, told police he believed the victim had been hitting on him, according to a court document obtained by a local newspaper.



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All vehicles destroyed in Liverpool car park blaze

All vehicles destroyed in Liverpool car park blazeA blaze has destroyed every vehicle left in a 1,600-capacity car park serving the British city of Liverpool’s indoor arena, police said on Monday. The Liverpool International Horse Show, taking place in the northwest English city’s neighbouring 11,000-seater arena, was cancelled due to the fire, which broke out after dark on Sunday. Nobody has been seriously injured in the blaze, the local Merseyside Police said, while all horses are accounted for.



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Blaze in Manchester apartment block brought under control

Blaze in Manchester apartment block brought under controlFirefighters battled a blaze in an apartment block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday, with one person taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. The Manchester fire service said 12 engines had been dispatched after flames engulfed several apartments on the ninth floor of the 12-storey building.



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New York fire: What we know so far about Bronx apartment block blaze

New York fire: What we know so far about Bronx apartment block blazeAt least 12 people have died and several more critically injured in fire at an apartment block in the Bronx in New York City. Four children were among the dead, in “the worst fire tragedy in at least a quarter of a century”, the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro described the tragedy as “historic in its magnitude”.



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Despite tragic blaze, New York's fire fatalities are sharply down

Despite tragic blaze, New York's fire fatalities are sharply downJust one year ago, New York City officials were celebrating the lowest number of fire fatalities the city had ever seen in over 100 years. It was the largest number of fatalities in a single fire in New York since 1990, when 87 people perished in an arson attack on a Bronx social club – less than a mile from the scene of last night’s deadly fire. “We’re here at the scene of an unspeakable tragedy in the middle of the holiday season, a time when families are ­together,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) at a press conference Thursday evening, with temperatures in the teens.



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Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of Davao

Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of DavaoAn enormous fire that consumed a shopping mall in the Philippine city of Davao, trapping at least 37 people inside, continued to burn on Sunday ― more than a day after the blaze began.



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37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayor

37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayorThirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were “zero”, Paolo Duterte, Davao’s vice mayor, who is also the president’s son, wrote in a Facebook post. The blaze started at the four-storey NCCC Mall on Saturday morning and people were trapped inside, including at a call centre on the top floor, Ralph Canoy, a police officer in the district, told AFP.



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