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"No sprinklers, two fire exits": The number of towers in Dhaka is rising | news

The death toll from a terrible fire ripped through a Dhaka skyscraper has risen to 25, police said in Bangladesh, as government officials vaunted tough measures to improve lax safety standards. On Friday, Mostaq spoke with reporters Ahmed, deputy commissioner of the Gulshan Department of the Dhaka City Police Department, said the 25 victims had been identified and "24 were …

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At least 4 die in Office Tower Fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – On Thursday, a fire broke out in a large office tower in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. At least four people were killed and an innumerable number imprisoned, reported the local media. Videos continued to circulate social media showed great flames in the 24-story building, FR Tower and at least one person was seen jumping or falling. …

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David Chikerotis, who was beaten to death, worked alongside CFD father Steve on Chicago Fire

The week before his son's brutal murder, Steve Chikerotis, a retired Chicago Fire Department deputy district chief, saw his boy twice on the set of the popular television program he helped shape. Being with his son, David Chikerotis and collaborating on "Chicago Fire" was something special for the dad. On Wednesday afternoon, the father, who was clearing in the kitchen …

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A massive fire breaks out in downtown Fort Lauderdale as thousands lose strength

Firefighters fought a heavy fire on Tuesday night while police diverted traffic and evacuated a nearby apartment complex. The fire started shortly after 8 pm. When a Florida Power & Light substation was hit by lightning on Northeast Sixth Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale, a police spokeswoman said. Thousands of Fort Lauderdale residents sat in the dark on Tuesday night …

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Deer Park, Texas, residents face health problems following a massive fire at the petrochemical plant

"We were held hostage in our own homes," said longtime Dener Park resident Steve Michels. "It was just awful." Concerns over the health risks faced by Deer Park residents were exacerbated over the weekend. On Friday, a barrier wall collapsed at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) facility, unleashing another fire and sending chemical waste into the waterways that led to …

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The inner story of the cabin fire of Apollo 1

The Apollo program began in the Halcyon years of the late 1950s, when the nation was liberated from the industrial boom of the post-war period and free of major social disruption. By the mid-sixties, however, the political landscape had changed significantly. These seemingly happy days had hidden the underlying tensions that exploded in the sixties. In 1966, deadly race riots, …

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Second fire on Friday at Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility Cleared: NPR

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Rauch rises from a fire in the Intercontinental Terminals Co. near the Carpenter Elementary School in Deer Park, Texas. The flame was briefly ignited on Friday. Jeffrey Fountain / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Jeffrey Fountain / AP In this photo taken on Tuesday, Rauch rises from a fire in the Intercontinental Terminals Co. …

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Deer Fire: Several tanks are burning again

Crews respond to the Intercontinental Terminals Company, a warehouse in Deer Park, Texas, after two tanks were set on fire, said the Harris County Emergency Management Joint Information Center. Emergency workers are trying to figure out which tanks are on fire, an ITC representative said. "We coordinate with federal, state and local authorities to resolve the issue as quickly as …

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