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Brazilian nightclub fire kills hundreds

Over 230 people dead, more than 130 injured in Santa Maria fire Brazilian nightclub fire kills hundreds

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Workers combing through the charred wreckage of Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday encountered the eerie sound of ringing cell phones.

Tourists escape as luxury hotel in Phuket burns down

Fire at Royal Phawadee Village hotel in Phuket Tourists escape as luxury hotel in Phuket burns down

PHUKET, Thailand - Tourists staying at a luxury hotel in Phuket ran for their lives after waking up to smoke and fire in the pre-dawn dark today.

4 killed, 20 injured in Phuket nightclub inferno

Fire rips through Thai nightclub popular with foreign tourists 4 killed, 20 injured in Phuket nightclub inferno

A fire ripped through a nightclub popular with foreign tourists in Thailand early Friday, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 others injured, officials said.

Bangkok hotel fire injures several tourists, causes evacuation

Fire breaks out at Grand Park Avenue Bangkok hotel Bangkok hotel fire injures several tourists, causes evacuation

Several visitors were injured when fire broke out at a high-rise hotel in Bangkok's main tourist district.

Israeli tourist who started massive fire in Chile released

Torres del Paine national park fire starter fined $10,000 Israeli tourist who started massive fire in Chile released

An Israeli tourist charged by Chile with accidentally starting a massive forest fire in a popular national park was fined and released.

National park fire destroys safari lodge

Fire allegedly set by Uganda Wildlife Authority National park fire destroys safari lodge

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - A raging bush fire, allegedly set by staff of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, has devastated the Kyambura Game Lodge earlier in the week, according to reports from a source close to ...

Norwegian cruise ship explosion, fire kill two

Two crewmen dead and at least a dozen injured in cruise ship explosion Norwegian cruise ship explosion, fire kill two

The three couples, in their 50s, were among more than 200 passengers evacuated, many on lifeboats, after the blaze in the engine room sent smoke billowing through the ship.

Tragedy strikes Nairobi

Pipeline fire claims over a hundred lives Tragedy strikes Nairobi

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - A major fire near or at a Kenya Pipeline Company depot in the industrial area on the outskirts of Nairobi has claimed over a hundred lives, at least 130, according to breaking news from ...

Bermuda Tourism Board fires Tony Brannon

Bermuda Tourism Bermuda Tourism Board fires Tony Brannon

Entertainer Tony Brannon said yesterday that he was fired from the Bermuda Tourism Board following conflicts with Tourism Minister Patrice Minors.

TSA to can 36 Honolulu airport screeners

Honolulu International Airport TSA to can 36 Honolulu airport screeners

Washington - The Transportation Security Administration took steps Friday to fire 36 screeners and bosses at Hawaii's Honolulu International Airport after an investigation substantiated ...

15 dead, 12 hurt in Philippines hotel blaze

Hotel Fire In Philippines Kills 15 15 dead, 12 hurt in Philippines hotel blaze

Manila, Phillipines - A fire ravaged a hotel in northern Philippines on Sunday, killing 15 people, most burned beyond recognition, authorities said.

Diving center and beach bungalows destroyed by fire on Zanzibar

Fire Brigade Runs Out Of Water Diving center and beach bungalows destroyed by fire on Zanzibar

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - An internationally-recognized diving school and several neighboring bungalow-type beach resorts, along with private beachside residences, burned down last Thursday when strong winds from ...

Airline bomber dismisses court-appointed lawyers

Airline bomber trial Airline bomber dismisses court-appointed lawyers

David Bailey

Accused airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab fired his court-appointed lawyers on Monday and asked a U.S. judge about the process for him to plead guilty to some of the charges against ...

Samos fire that forced evacuation of tourists contained

fire on the island of Samos Samos fire that forced evacuation of tourists contained

ATHENS, Greece — Fire Service officials say they have contained a fire on the island of Samos that had forced an evacuation of tourists from a beach resort.

Tour boat burns and sinks, 17 tourists rescued, 1 missing

Turkish tour boat sinks in Mediterranean Tour boat burns and sinks, 17 tourists rescued, 1 missing

A Spanish tourist remains missing after a Turkish tour boat was engulfed by flames while sailing in the Mediterranean.

607 cruise passengers evacuated as MS Deutschland catches fire in Norway

MS Deutschland catches fire, passengers evacuated 607 cruise passengers evacuated as MS Deutschland catches fire in Norway

OSLO, Norway — A machine room fire on a German cruise ship at a port in western Norway forced the evacuation of 607 people Sunday, rescue officials said.

Bangkok emerges from curfew to smoke and gunfire

Thailand's Biggest Shopping Mall, CentralWorld, After It Was Set Ablaze Bangkok emerges from curfew to smoke and gunfire

Plumes of smoke hung overhead and gunfire crackled Thursday as Bangkok emerged from an curfew aimed at quelling mayhem unleashed by enraged anti-government protesters targeted in an army ...

Resort sued for fire damages

Tanzania Paradise Holiday Resort Resort sued for fire damages

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

It was learned that last week a suit was filed by a beach resort company in the High Court of Dar es Salaam over the fire damage sustained a year ago, when a neighboring resort failed to bring a ...

Recent Entebbe Airport fire an accident

No Sinister Motive In Uganda Recent Entebbe Airport fire an accident

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Investigators have completed their report into the recent fire at the fuel depot at the Entebbe International Airport and have concluded that the event was purely an accident with no sinister ...

Entebbe Airport fire engulfs fuel tankers

Air Traffic Not Impacted Entebbe Airport fire engulfs fuel tankers

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

Reports from usually reliable sources within the aviation industry and the Civil Aviation Authority came in late morning last Saturday that two fuel trucks apparently burst into flames when ...

British tourist set on fire by Greek woman

Woman Claims Self Defense British tourist set on fire by Greek woman

Marina Fanouraki, a Greek woman, will appear in court today after being charged with assault for setting fire to a British tourist in Crete after he allegedly pulled down his trousers in front of ...

Fire devastates section of gorilla park forest

Rwanda Fire devastates section of gorilla park forest

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Ambassador

RWANDA, Africa - A forest fire over the weekend destroyed nearly 10 hectares of prime forest inside the famed Parc de Volcanoes, home to the mountain gorillas found along the border triangle of ...

Malindi fire destroys over 250 holiday homes

Africa Malindi fire destroys over 250 holiday homes

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Ambassador

A fiery blaze over the weekend, reportedly the biggest fire ever seen in Malindi, has claimed more than 250 holiday residences and over 50 cars parked in the compounds, as the flames went out of ...

Tire fire forces plane's emergency evacuation

Southwest Emergency Landing Tire fire forces plane's emergency evacuation

AP

HOUSTON - Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight were forced to slide down emergency chutes after a tire caught fire as the plane landed in Houston.

Tanzania leading beach tourist  hotel gutted by fire

East Africa Tourism Tanzania leading beach tourist hotel gutted by fire

Apolinari Tairo

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Paradise Hotel, Tanzania’s leading posh resort on the Indian Ocean beach, has been gutted by fire Monday, bringing shock to the East African tourist sector that ...

Bangkok nightclub fire kills 54, injures 100

Bangkok Fire Bangkok nightclub fire kills 54, injures 100

Denis D. Gray, AP writer

Bangkok, Thailand – A fire swept through a high class nightclub jammed with hundreds of New Year's revelers in the Thai capital, killing at least 54 people and injuring about 100, officials said ...

GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

Brazil GPS guides Norwegian tourists into trouble in Rio

reuters.com

RIO DE JANEIRO - Three Norwegian tourists came under fire and one was shot after the satellite navigation system in their car guided them straight into one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous ...

Flight attendant accused of setting fire on airplane

Compass Air Makes Emergency Landing In Fargo Flight attendant accused of setting fire on airplane

FARGO, N.D. - A flight attendant angry about his work route smuggled a lighter aboard an airplane and set a fire in a bathroom, forcing an emergency landing, authorities said Thursday.

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