Disasters

Firefighters battle the King Fire in Fresh Pond, California

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Firefighters battle the King Fire in the community of Fresh Pond in El Dorado County, California

Rescuers search for survivors through a huge pile of rubble, all that was left of a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion on Tuesday, in Rosario, Argentina.

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Rescuers search for survivors through a huge pile of rubble, all that was left of a 10-storey apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion on Tuesday, in Rosario, Argentina.

Bangladeshi women hold photos of their missing relatives at the site of Rana Plaza building collapse, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry, in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Women hold photos of their missing relatives at the site of the Rana Plaza factory building, which collapsed in April crushing more than 1,100 people, in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh - the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry

Thai workers in protective clothing clean up crude oil after it was washed ashore at a beach of Ko Samet Island.

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Thai workers clean up crude oil after it was washed ashore at a beach on Ko Samet Island, ThailandRead more

West Midland firefighters tackling a large blaze at J & A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick. Reports state that more than 150 firefighters and 35 fire appliances are still tackling the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air.

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West Midland firefighters tackle a large blaze that started Sunday night at J&A Young’s recycling plant in Smethwick, near Birmingham, UK, and which was still burning on Monday. The fire was apparently started by a Chinese lantern that fell onto the site and set alight 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material, sending a plume of smoke 6,000ft into the air. Read more