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A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Investigators seek cause of fire at New Hampshire strip mall

Oct. 01, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in the New Hampshire city of Nashua are trying to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a strip mall, the fire department said in a Saturday news release. The fire in the building on Amherst Street that contained a number of...

Restaurant fire kills 17 people in northeastern China

Sep. 28, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A restaurant fire killed 17 people on Wednesday in the city of Changchun in northeastern China, authorities said. The fire was reported about 12:40 p.m. in a high-tech section of the Changchun New Area industrial zone, according to a social media post by the zone's...

Fire in shopping mall in South Korean city leaves 7 dead

Sep. 26, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire broke out at the basement of a shopping mall in the South Korean city of Daejeon on Monday, killing at least seven people, officials said. Firefighters were continuing to search for survivors after putting out the blaze, said Go Seung-cheol, an...

Company loses bid to recover payout for Dubai hotel fire

Sep. 20, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An insurance company that was ordered to pay more than a billion dirhams in damages for a 2015 New Year’s Eve fire in Dubai has lost a civil lawsuit that it filed to try and recover the money. Two years after the massive fire rocked the Address...

Fire at Los Angeles strip mall kills 17 cats at pet hotel

Sep. 17, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventeen cats were killed at a Los Angeles pet hotel and a firefighter was injured early Saturday when a blaze ripped through a strip mall where the facility is located, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. More than 120 firefighters were dispatched to the...

Man suspected in fire at mayor’s SW Washington home arrested

Sep. 14, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man arrested after a burglary at a business in Vancouver, Washington, is also a suspect in a fire set Monday outside the home of the city's mayor, police said. The Vancouver Police Department said Wednesday its officers arrested Aiden Murray after...

Today in History: September 14, Star Spangled Banner written

Sep. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2022. There are 108 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of gunshot wounds inflicted by an...

Officials: Boy, 11, charged with arson in store fire

Sep. 13, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, Md. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy was charged with arson in a fire that destroyed a Maryland dollar store earlier this month, state fire investigators announced Monday. The fire broke out at a Dollar General in Hampstead on Sept. 3 and the boy was identified last week...

8 injured, 3 seriously, when 2 NJ firetrucks collide

Sep. 11, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A pair of firetrucks collided while responding to a blaze in New Jersey over the weekend, injuring eight firefighters, three of them seriously, authorities said. Officials in Paterson said the firetrucks were responding at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to a blaze...