FIRE

  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a fourstorey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the illfated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit June 8, 2014

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Watch: Reasons why cars catch fire June 7, 2014

    Cars, which are meant to be a convenient way of transport are now turning into deathtraps. Incidents of cars going up in flames have been on the rise in the past few months. In a recent incident, two speciallyabled siblings were charred to death in Delhi. Earlier last month, an...
  • Four burnt alive as two trucks carrying chemicals and bundles of cloth collide June 6, 2014

    Four persons were on Friday burnt alive when two trucks in which they were travelling caught fire following a drastic collision on Jhalawar road in the district. "Two trucks loaded with chemicals and bundles of cloth collided on Jhalawar road and the trucks caught fire after collision," Mandana Station House Officer...
  • Man caught on camera opening fire at a pub manager in Mumbai June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A man, who tried to molest a woman, opened fire at a pub manager in Mumbai following an altercation with the people present there. The incident took place on May 30 and the accused, Vikram Kumar, had been arrested by the Amboli police. The footage showed that Kumar was allegedly...
  • 2 charred to death in car fire in Delhi; what's making cars unsafe? June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Two teenagers were charred to death after their car caught fire in the national capital. Their uncle, who was driving, managed to escape when a passerby helped him break the window. But this incident again highlights the safety concerns with cars. Cars, meant to get you home safely,...
  • Delhi: Death toll in building collapse at Sadar Bazar rises to 3 June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Three people have been killed when an underconstruction building collapsed in Sadar Bazar in old Delhi on Sunday. Twelve people have also been injured in the accident and many are still feared trapped. Three firetenders have been sent to the spot and rescue efforts are underway at the site....
  • Major fire at Indian Railway Project Management unit office in Delhi May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out on Saturday evening at Indian Railway Project Management unit office near Connaught Place in Delhi. However, the railway officials have said that the fire has been brought under control. "Eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. The fire is under control," ADO MK...
  • 2013 firing on cops: Three terror suspects produced in AP court May 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three terror suspects, who were arrested in connection with the 2013 firing case on cops, on Saturday produced before a local court at Puttur in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Panna Ismail, Bilal Malik and Fakruddin alias 'Police' Fakruddin, were brought to Puttur on a transit warrant from Vellore jail...
  • Jammu: 4 people killed, 11 injured in hotel fire May 31, 2014

    Jammu: Four persons were killed and 11 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Jammu in the early hours of the day. The incident occurred in Hotel Neelam in bus stand area of Jammu city at around 2:30 AM, police said. As the smoke started billowing out of the...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for opening fire at a pub manager May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocker in Mumbai, a man has been arrested for opening fire at a pub manager in the suburbs. The accused, Vikram Kumar, has been arrested by the Amboli police. Kumar was allegedly harassing a female patron at the pub. The woman complained to pub manager about him,...
  • Surat: Major fire at a commercial building, no reports of casualties May 29, 2014

    Surat: Massive fire has broken out in a commercial building, Orchit tower, of the Sahara Darwaja area of Surat. 10 fire tenders are trying to douse the fire at the spot. There are no reports of casualties so far. There are nearly 100 shops in the building. The fire...
  • Criminals fire at police outpost in Mathura May 28, 2014

    Three criminals allegedly fired indiscriminately at a police outpost in Krishna Nagar area in Mathura, police said on Wednesday. "The criminals have been identified as murder and dacoity accused Lokesh, Jagram and their accomplice Bhupender," Deputy SP Anil Yadav said. The incharge of the post had a narrow escape in the firing...
  • Fire kills 21 at South Korean hospital for elderly May 28, 2014

    Seoul: A fire believed to have been set by a man with dementia suffocated 21 people and injured seven others on Wednesday at a South Korean hospital that specializes in dementia and palsy patients, police and fire officers said. An 81yearold patient was detained on suspicion of setting the fire at...
  • Property worth crores damaged as fire erupts in Crossroads Mall May 28, 2014

    Property worth crores of rupees was burnt down as a major fire broke out at a city mall, police said on Wednesday. The blaze occurred on the second floor of Crossroads Mall late on Tuesday night and spread to the third. As thick plumes of smoke began emanating from the building,...
  • Policeman shot at by unidentified man in Aligarh May 27, 2014

    A policeman was shot at and injured in Kuwarsi area in Aligarh, police said. The incident took place on Tuesday night when subinspector Bhudev Sharma was returning home. A bullet fired from unspecified location hit him, injuring him seriously. Police could not ascertain who fired at the SI as he could...
  • Mumbai: Guard opens fire at Santacruz Air Force station, 2 dead May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Two people have been killed after a security guard at the Santacruz Air Force station in Mumbai opened fire late on Monday night. Two people killed were guards at the base and two others have been injured. The accused who opened fire escaped from the spot but was later...
  • Six killed, 25 huts destroyed as fire breaks out in village May 25, 2014

    Six people were burnt to death and 10 others received serious burn injuries after a fire broke out in a village in Agra district, officials said. The accident took place around midnight between Saturday and Sunday in Basai Gurjar village in Bah tehsil of Agra district. Police said that the fire was...
  • Shortcircuit causes fire accident at SBI guest house May 24, 2014

    A fire accident took place at SBI guest house in Jawahar Nagar Police Station circle in the capital on Saturday. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot. The cause of the accident is known to be a shortcircuit. More details awaited. ...
  • Massive fire accident at a chemical factory in Dhar, 3040 labourers feared trapped May 24, 2014

    A massive fire took place at a chemical factory in Pithampur in the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, claiming the lives of at least 23 labourers. The death toll is expected to rise as reportedly, around 2030 labourers are still feared trapped inside the factory. 23 fire tenders rushed...
  • Clashes over bursting of fire crackers during marriage ceremony May 24, 2014

    Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday. The clashes erupted Friday night in Pratapgarh district's Gajadharpur village, police officials told reporters. Members of a community objected to the bursting of fire crackers leading to a brawl....
  • Irate villagers set bus afire after it rams motorcyclist to death May 24, 2014

    A private bus was set afire by irate villagers after it hit a motorcyclist who died on the spot in Navadapant area in Indore, police said on Saturday. The Barodabound bus hit Heera Singh (30) who was riding a motorcycle from the rear following which he died on the spot last...
  • Woman, 3 sons charred to death in house fire May 24, 2014

    A 35 yearold woman and her three children were killed in a fire that broke out in their house under mysterious circumstances in a village in Mirzapur. Rekha and her three sons, aged between 4 and 8 years, were asleep on Friday night when the incident took place in Katra Gadhchirauli...
  • Tension in Muzaffarnagar after 2 Darul Uloom students shot at May 24, 2014

    Tension prevailed in the communally sensitive Muzaffarnagar district after unidentified gunmen shot at two students of Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, critically injuring them, in Muzaffarnagar on Friday. Mohd Mubarik and Abu Azmi were shot at by the motorbike borne criminals near Barla in Chapar police station area when they were...
  • Woman immolates two kids, self in Rajnandgaon May 23, 2014

    A 24yearold woman allegedly committed suicide by immolating herself after she killed her two minor children by setting them afire at their house in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday. Devki Bai Verma and her twoanhalf year old son Sanjay and a yearold daughter Sudha died in the incident...
  • Minor fire breaks out in Parliament House May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on Friday morning on the third floor of Parliament house in New Delhi, an official said. The fire was reported at 8.40 am and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot. "The fire broke out from the airconditioners on the floor," a fire...
  • Amethi: Rahul, Priyanka visit village hit by fire tragedy May 21, 2014

    Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka made a visit to his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The brothersister duo visited a village where 65 houses were gutted in a major fire. The visit is significant as Rahul has been accused of ignoring his constituency. Rahul...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent of...
  • Minor fire breaks out at Shastri Bhawan, no casualties May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out on the seventh floor of the Shastri Bhawan in central Delhi on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out at 9.40 am. Fire officials have rushed eight fire engines to the spot. No casualties have been reported so far. The cause of the fire is being...