World  /  Published 29.09.21

4 injured in Gothenburg explosion

Four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire on Tuesday in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, and police are investigating whether an explosive device was placed at the scene.  At least...
By Reuters in Gothenburg, Sweden

North East  /  Published 10.06.20

Two firefighters die in gas well blaze in Assam

Two firefighters of public sector major OIL were found dead in a wetland abutting the site of a major blaze at its Baghjan well, which has been 'uncontrollably' spewing gas for the last 15 days in Ass...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 09.06.20

Flames leap from oil well

A massive fire broke out at the Baghjan oil well after an explosion on Tuesday afternoon and spread to nearby areas, burning houses and trees and prompting a second round of exodus after the recent bl...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 02.01.20

People trapped inside building that caught fire

Several people, including firefighters, are trapped under the debris of a factory that collapsed after a fire broke out in Delhi's Peera Garhi on Thursday morning, officials said.A rescue operation is...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Hurdles in the way of firefighters

Twenty fire tenders took more than 12 hours to douse the flames at Gurudas Mansion at the Gariahat crossing.Firefighters as well as residents of the five-storey building blamed the long duration on a ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


Jharkhand  /  Published 23.03.19

Midnight fire in mobile tower

Optical fibre cables worth lakhs were gutted in a fire that broke out in a transformer and spread to a BSNL mobile tower near Ormanjhi market, about 20km from the city, on Saturday.Eight fire tenders ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 28.05.20

Terms set for chopping trees

Firefighters will not chop any big tree entangled with wires unless power utility linemen physically verify and confirm that supply has been cut off, the state fire department said on Thursday.The mov...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.03.19

Fire breaks out at AIIMS Trauma Centre

A fire broke out on the ground floor of the AIIMS Trauma Centre here on Sunday near one of the operation theatres, the Delhi Fire Service said. A call was received at 6.13 pm about the incident, foll...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Cabling mess poses firefighting hurdle

The hurdles faced by firefighters despatched to douse the flames that enveloped a Gariahat building early on Sunday included the aerial maze of cables that blight Calcutta’s skyline.Firefighters sai...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 28.03.19

19 killed in Dhaka highrise fire, many still trapped

A fire broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least 19 people, injuring 70 and trapping many more, officials said. Search operations went on late into the day as...
By Reuters, PTI in Dhaka


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