Articles about Fire Accidents

Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized

08 Sep 2021

Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized

A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital Jakarta early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates and injuring 80 others.

Cylinder blast in Mumbai's Dharavi; 14 injured rushed to hospital

29 Aug 2021

Cylinder blast in Mumbai's Dharavi; 14 injured rushed to hospital

At least 14 people have been injured due to a cylinder blast at a shanty in Dharavi, Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Sunday.

Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

13 Jul 2021

Iraqi health officials: 64 dead in fire at coronavirus ward

The death toll from a catastrophic blaze that erupted at a coronavirus hospital ward in southern Iraq the previous day rose to 64 on Tuesday, Iraqi medical officials said.

Fire breaks out at Tikri Kalan area; no casualty reported

12 Jul 2021

Fire breaks out at Tikri Kalan area; no casualty reported

It took over 10 hours for more than 200 fire-fighters to douse the blaze at an open godown in the PVC market in the Tikri Kalan area where a major fire broke out on Sunday night, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) officials said.

Bangladesh: 52 killed, 50 others injured in factory fire

09 Jul 2021

Bangladesh: 52 killed, 50 others injured in factory fire

At least 52 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a massive fire that broke out at a six-story juice factory outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, according to media reports on Friday.

Dubai: Fiery explosion on container ship sends tremors across city

08 Jul 2021

Dubai: Fiery explosion on container ship sends tremors across city

A fiery explosion erupted on a container ship anchored in Dubai at Jebel Ali Port late Wednesday, sending tremors across the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates.

Blast at Thai factory shakes Bangkok airport, area evacuated

05 Jul 2021

Blast at Thai factory shakes Bangkok airport, area evacuated

A massive explosion at a factory on the outskirts of Bangkok early Monday shook an airport terminal serving Thailand's capital, injuring at least 11 people and prompting the evacuation of residents from the area, authorities said.

Two injured in fire at closed cinema hall in Kolkata

03 Jul 2021

Two injured in fire at closed cinema hall in Kolkata

At least two people were injured when a massive fire broke out at a closed cinema hall in the city's Lake Town area, a senior official of the fire department of Kolkata said.

Delhi shoe godown fire: Police recovers more human remains

01 Jul 2021

Delhi shoe godown fire: Police recovers more human remains

A sample of human remains was recovered on Wednesday from a two-story shoe godown in West Delhi's Udyog Nagar where a massive fire broke out last week, police said.

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

25 Jun 2021

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

Major fire at a Delhi shoe factory, 6 feared missing

21 Jun 2021

Major fire at a Delhi shoe factory, 6 feared missing

A major fire broke out at a shoe factory in Peeragarhi Udyog Nagar in Outer Delhi this morning, reports said, adding at least six people who worked there are feared missing.

Pune: Major fire breaks out at chemical factory; 18 dead

07 Jun 2021

Pune: Major fire breaks out at chemical factory; 18 dead

In a major tragedy, at least 18 employees of a chemical factory located in Pune, Maharashtra lost their lives while many are still missing as a massive fire broke out at the company's sanitizer manufacturing unit on Monday.

Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

03 Jun 2021

Massive fire breaks out at oil refinery near Tehran

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night at the oil refinery known as Tondgooyan refinery near the capital of Iran, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. No casualties have been reported so far.

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

02 Jun 2021

Iran's largest warship catches fire, sinks; reason behind blaze unknown

The largest warship in the Iranian Navy caught fire and later sank on Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semi-official news agencies reported.

Four charred bodies recovered from building after massive fire

29 May 2021

Four charred bodies recovered from building after massive fire

The firefighters on Saturday morning recovered four unidentified charred bodies from a building in North 24 Parganas in New Barrackpore, West Bengal, where a devastating fire had broken out on early Thursday morning, in a vest manufacturing unit and other combustible item-filled godowns, including that of a medical retail chain.

Fire at COVID-19 care center in Gujarat; 61 patients shifted

12 May 2021

Fire at COVID-19 care center in Gujarat; 61 patients shifted

A fire broke out at a hotel-turned-COVID-19 care center in Gujarat's Bhavnagar in the wee hours of Wednesday, officials said, adding nobody was hurt.

Maharashtra: Fire at hospital kills four patients, 20 others rescued

28 Apr 2021

Maharashtra: Fire at hospital kills four patients, 20 others rescued

In an extremely tragic incident, at least four patients died after a fire broke out at a private hospital in Thane's Mumbra. Nearly 20 patients were rescued from the healthcare facility.

Nagpur hospital fire: Woman patient among four dead, two critical

10 Apr 2021

Nagpur hospital fire: Woman patient among four dead, two critical

The fire at a private hospital in Nagpur has claimed the lives of four patients- one woman and three men- and also left two other patients critical, officials said on Saturday.

Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

09 Apr 2021

Fire engulfs school building in Ahmedabad; three workers rescued

Three workers were rescued by the fire brigade after a major blaze engulfed a six-story school building in Gujarat's Ahmedabad city on Friday, officials said.

IAF helicopters begin firefighting operations in Uttarakhand

05 Apr 2021

IAF helicopters begin firefighting operations in Uttarakhand

IAF helicopters on Monday began firefighting operations in Uttarakhand, conducting several sorties over burning forests in Garhwal region to spray water over raging flames and extinguish them.

Fire kills three in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

02 Apr 2021

Fire kills three in market near Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

A fire on Friday destroyed more than 20 shops in a makeshift market near a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people, police and witnesses said.

Fire breaks out in Safdarjung Hospital, 50 patients evacuated

31 Mar 2021

Fire breaks out in Safdarjung Hospital, 50 patients evacuated

A fire broke out on Wednesday morning in the ICU of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital following which 50 patients were evacuated, fire officials said.

Mumbai: Six booked for 'mall hospital' fire

27 Mar 2021

Mumbai: Six booked for 'mall hospital' fire

Police has registered an offense of culpable homicide against six persons in connection with the fire at a Bhandup mall, which claimed the lives of nine coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at a hospital located there, an official said on Saturday.

Pune: Massive fire at Fashion Street guts over 500 shops

27 Mar 2021

Pune: Massive fire at Fashion Street guts over 500 shops

In a tragic incident, a massive fire broke out at the Fashion Street market area of Maharashtra's Pune late on Friday night, burning down over 500 shops to ashes.

Mumbai: Ten dead in hospital fire, says fire department official

26 Mar 2021

Mumbai: Ten dead in hospital fire, says fire department official

Ten patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital inside a mall in Mumbai where coronavirus patients were being treated, a fire brigade official said on Friday.

Mumbai: Fire at hospital (inside a mall) kills two

26 Mar 2021

Mumbai: Fire at hospital (inside a mall) kills two

A major fire broke out at a hospital inside a mall in Mumbai killing at least two people, multiple reports said on Friday.

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

09 Mar 2021

Kolkata: Nine, including firemen, killed in fire; CM visits spot

A massive fire in a high-rise building, that houses the offices of Eastern Railways, in Kolkata's Strand Road claimed the lives of nine people, including four fire department personnel.

Lucknow: Cold-storage owner booked over gas-chamber explosion

08 Mar 2021

Lucknow: Cold-storage owner booked over gas-chamber explosion

An FIR has been registered against the owner of a cold storage unit after two laborers were killed following an explosion in a gas chamber two days ago, officials said on Monday.

Fire destroys powerloom factory in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town

06 Mar 2021

Fire destroys powerloom factory in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town

A powerloom factory was gutted in a major fire that broke out in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district in the wee hours of Saturday, an official said.