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Smoke rise following a big explosion at an industrial hub near the port city of Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, regional emergency services said Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Oliete)

Spain: Death toll from chemical plant explosion reaches 3

Jan. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EST

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — The death toll climbed to three Wednesday from a massive explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Spain as one person died in hospital and another body was found in the wreckage, authorities said. Another seven people were injured in the blast near a northeastern city late...

Smoke rises after a factory caught fire and collapsed in Peera Garhi area in western New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Several people, including some fire officials were injured. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Battery factory collapses in fire in New Delhi, killing 1

Jan. 2, 2020 6:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A factory manufacturing batteries in the Indian capital caught fire and collapsed Thursday, killing one firefighter and injuring 19 others, officials said. A fire official said three people were rescued from the debris of the building in the Peera Garhi area in western New Delhi....

Arrest made in connection with fire at Rhode Island plant

Dec. 31, 2019 2:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man authorities allege broke into a Rhode Island manufacturing plant, destroyed computers and surveillance cameras, ransacked offices and set fires in several locations was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday. Jacob Lahousse, 20, who has no known address, was indicted on...

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

Dec. 28, 2019 11:36 AM EST

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam was fined $600,000 (537,000 Euros) earlier this month after a July warehouse fire sent a nearly 23-mile (37-kilometer) plume of alcohol into the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, killing fish. The distiller agreed to the fine in a Dec. 6 order from the Kentucky Energy and...

People gather around a warehouse where a fire broke out in the early hours of Monday at Kirari area of New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec.23, 2019. The blaze killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured, a fire official said. (AP Photo)

Fire at warehouse in India's capital kills 9

Dec. 23, 2019 3:21 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire at a warehouse in India's capital on Monday killed nine people and injured three others, an official said. The fire broke out early in the morning in New Delhi's Kirari area. Its cause was not immediately known, an official with the Delhi Fire Service said. It took about three hours...

Fire officials say a blaze at a warehouse in India's capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured

Dec. 22, 2019 9:44 PM EST
Fire officials say a blaze at a warehouse in India's capital has killed 9 people and left at least 3 injured.

Fire in Bangladesh factory kills at least 10

Dec. 15, 2019 10:23 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 10 people were killed in a fire at a factory outside Bangladesh's capital on Sunday, the second deadly factory fire in the area in less than a week, officials said. The fire broke out Sunday evening in the Luxury Fan Factory in the Gazipur area outside of Dhaka. Ten bodies...

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21

Dec. 12, 2019 7:46 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a plastics factory near Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others, police said Thursday. The fire occurred Wednesday at the Prime Plastic Industries factory in Keraniganj, said Mohammaed Bacchu Mia, a police official stationed at Dhaka...

Spain: Firefighters make headway to extinguish factory fire

Dec. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services said Wednesday that firefighters were making headway in extinguishing a fire that destroyed a chemical plant in a northeastern town, and that warnings that people should stay indoors had been lifted. The early morning blaze at a solvent and industrial residues...

Mehaboob Alam, center with white beard, waits outside a mortuary to identify and collect the bodies of two nephews who died in a fire in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Dozens of people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

Dec. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared. Alam ran toward his nephew in a crowded section of central New Delhi, through the winding labyrinth of dirt...