Car bursts into flames, 2 killed, 1 injured
PHETCHABURI: Two men were killed and another man injured when a car they were travelling in skidded off a local road and went up in flames in Ban Lat district of this central province west of Bangkok early Sunday, police said.Pol Lt Jetpat Thongngamtrakul, a Ban Lat police investigator, said the accident occurred at about 1am at a bend on Ban Song-Nong Krachet road in tambon Nong Krachet.After being alerted to the accident, police found the car, a Phetchaburi-registered white Honda, burning on the roadside. The flames were extinguished by firefighters from Nong Krachet tambon administration or...
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BREAKING: LAWMA compactor up in flames on Third Mainland Bridge
A compactor belonging to the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) went up in flames on Third Mainland Bridge on Thursday.The fire was still raging as at the time of this report. Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is not yet known.Details coming…READ ALSO: #EndSARS aftermath reflects government disconnect with Nigeria’s future
Four injured in blaze in Berlin underground station
Dozens of firefighters worked for several hours late Sunday battling a large fire at a Berlin underground station. The fire department tweeted early Monday that the blaze was under control.Reports overnight said said four people suffered injuries. Three people suffered minor injuries while a fourth was taken to hospital with burns.The blaze engulfed the roof of Onkel Toms Huette station in the city's Zehlendorf district after first breaking out at a shop by the station, according to a spokesman for the city's fire brigade.Several nearby homes had to be evacuated, the spokesman said.
Fuel tanker overturns in flames in Lamphun, driver killed
LAMPHUN: A fuel tanker lorry overturned and burst into flames, killing the driver, in Mae Tha district on Sunday, police said.Pol Lt Col Chatchawal Yod-ai, a Mae Tha police investigator, said the accident occurred at about 10.30am while the lorry was running downhill from Doi Khun Tam mountain on Highway 11 at tambon Sop Thao, Mae Tha district, heading for Lamphun.Police and firefighters found the lorry engulfed in flames. The body of the driver, identified later as Nikom Kamchan, 59, was found near the wreck.A car was damaged after being hit in the rear by the lorry.Patcharin Somsawan, 29, sa...
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Beloved outdoor library goes up in flames
“Where they burn books” – thus opens a Facebook post uploaded in the early hours of Sunday morning by Canadian-born Dan Illouz, a Hitorerut Party city councilman. If that sounds more than a little dramatic, the sight that met me on Monday morning when I went down to Harakevet Street, which makes up part of Mesila Park, was pretty disturbing.It appears that sometime on Friday night one of the two bus shelters that comprise the Hamoshava Reading Station caught fire. All the books were destroyed and the outdoor repository itself is currently a mangled mass of cinders, molten metal and blistered f...
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What would you do if your house caught fire today?
Watching Makerere University main building go up in big devilish flames on September 20 got me wondering what I would do if my house caught fire. It also got me wondering if homeowners invest enough in fire safety equipment and general preparedness in case of a fire outbreak. I didn’t have all the answers, so I asked the experts.Joseph Mugisa, the director Police Fire Prevention and Rescue Services, says raising an alarm is the most important thing you should do first—to alert everyone around of the danger.“Then, attack the fire if you can, by pouring water on that burning mattress or if the f...
Arrivederci, Little Italy? Adio, Greektown? Two of Chicago's global dining destinations struggle to save their souls.
CHICAGO — Red sauce and wine still flow on Little Italy’s Taylor Street, and the saganaki still flames on Greektown’s strip of Halsted.But there is less Italian and Greek heritage on the menu these days on two of Chicago’s best-known dining corridors.“We have tourists come in and ask, ‘Where is Little Italy?’ ” said Ralph Davino, third-generation owner of Pompei, one of a handful of Italian restaurants that remain on Taylor Street. “I have to tell them it’s gone.”The Italian and Greek flair that distinguished those neighborhoods has been ebbing for years, a result of changes in demographics an...
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If Nikola goes up in flames, GM might only get singed, analysts say
DETROIT — General Motors’ pending partnership with electric vehicle maker Nikola Corp. could result in a dream team or a deal with the devil.Either way, GM CEO Mary Barra is not backing down from it despite rumblings on Wall Street that perhaps GM failed at its due diligence.Last week, Hindenburg Research published a 67-page report accusing Nikola of being an “intricate fraud.” Nikola has disputed the claim.Now the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice are examining the allegations against Nikola, according to media reports. The news has crushed Nikola’s stock price...
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California teen learns to drive while escaping wildfire
Clovis (United States) (AFP) - Fourteen-year-old Ruben Navarrete learned how to drive the hard way -- heading down a steep narrow road at night with giant flames leaping behind him.No room for mistakes. Just focus, ignore the blaze and the steep cliff on the side of the road.Ruben lives with his uncle Joshua Smith and his uncle's wife Jamie in the Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians, a Native American reserve threatened by the Creek Fire.As of late Thursday the Creek Fire had razed 176,000 acres in the hills of the Sierra National Forest in central California, according to Cal Fire official...