LG chairman apologises over South Korea plant fire, India gas leak

LG chairman apologises over South Korea plant fire, India gas leak

SEOUL: LG Group chairman Koo Gwang-mo apologised on Wednesday (May 20) over two fatal accidents at LG Chem facilities in the past two weeks, reports said, including a gas leak in India that killed 12 people.
Five die in 'nightmare' fire at Russian COVID-19 hospital

Five die in 'nightmare' fire at Russian COVID-19 hospital

SAINT PETERSBURG: Five people died in a fire in a hospital for coronavirus patients in Russia's second city of Saint Petersburg on Tuesday (May 12), with some victims attached to ventilators, officials said.
22 injured in Indonesian oil tanker fire

22 injured in Indonesian oil tanker fire

MEDAN: At least 22 people were injured when a crude oil tanker burst into flames at one of Indonesia's busiest ports on Monday (May 11) with rescuers scrambling to reach dozens trapped on board, an official said.
Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday (Feb 14), highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions.
Thousands trapped on Australia beach encircled by fire

Thousands trapped on Australia beach encircled by fire

Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were trapped on a beach in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on Tuesday (Dec 31), as blazes ringed a popular tourist area leaving no escape by land.
Screams, goodbyes as at least 43 die in devastating India factory fire

Screams, goodbyes as at least 43 die in devastating India factory fire

At least 43 people were killed Sunday (Dec 8) in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of the Indian capital New Delhi, with survivors describing the screams of workers trapped inside.
'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a "mega fire" that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney, authorities said Friday (Dec 6), warning they cannot contain the blaze.
At least 71 killed, dozens injured after train fire in Pakistan caused by cooking accident

At least 71 killed, dozens injured after train fire in Pakistan caused by cooking accident

At least 71 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a passenger train in central Pakistan on Thursday (Oct 31), authorities said.
Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

Californian officials warned Saturday (Oct 26) that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts.
Nearly 3,000 fire, explosion incidents nationwide

Nearly 3,000 fire, explosion incidents nationwide

In the first nine months of 2019, there were nearly 3,000 fire and explosion incidents, killing 76 people, injuring 124 others and causing a loss of 1.057 trillion VND.
Factory fire kills 19 in east China: Official

Factory fire kills 19 in east China: Official

A factory fire has killed 19 people in east China, local authorities said on Monday (Sep 30), in the latest deadly incident to hit the country's industrial sector.
Rang Dong may see a repeat of Bibica's insurance Odyssey

Rang Dong may see a repeat of Bibica's insurance Odyssey

With the difficulties around assessing fire damage and insurer PVI's past handling of a similar claim by Bibica, Rang Dong may be in for a long wait.
Crisis of Rang Dong may not give Dien Quang new lease on life

Crisis of Rang Dong may not give Dien Quang new lease on life

Maybe not even the inferno at Rang Dong will be able to help its competitor Dien Quang overcome its two-year crisis to get back in the game.
At least 8 dead from fire that sank California dive boat with dozens on board: Sheriff

At least 8 dead from fire that sank California dive boat with dozens on board: Sheriff

California: Four bodies were recovered on Monday (Sep 3) from a predawn fire that sank a scuba diving boat off a Southern California island and four other bodies were discovered on the ocean floor near the vessel, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said.
A scene of devastation and danger after Rang Dong inferno

A scene of devastation and danger after Rang Dong inferno

Rong Dong's spectacular growth was turned up-side-down after the recent fire in Hanoi potentially released mercury into the area, creating a health hazard.
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