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Many killed as bus falls into gorge in Himachal

At least 14 people were killed and over 20 went missing when a state-run bus skidded off the road and fell into a 1,000-metre-deep gorge near Mallu area in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Monday

Merchant vessel catches fire off Mumbai coast

A major fire broke out in a merchant vessel MV Amsterdam Bridge off Mumbai coast this afternoon, Coast Guard officials said.

The ship had reached just four nautical miles from Prongs Reef Lighthouse

4 workers fall to death as tank scaffolding collapses


Four workers were killed and two others seriously injured after the iron scaffolding erected to carry out maintenance work atop a 100-feet overhead water tank collapsed in Ashok Nagar in Lawspet here

Sivakasi factory owner caught


P. Murugesan, owner of Om Sakthi Fireworks in Sivakasi which had gone up in flames killing 38 workers four days ago, was smoked out of his hideout by a special police team on Sunday.

He was nabbed ne

Six killed in lorry-MUV collision in West Bengal

Six persons, including two women, were killed and three others injured when the MUV carrying them collided with a lorry at Domjur area of Howrah district on Sunday morning, the police said.


Two IBM staffers drown at Kashid beach

Two women employees of IT firm IBM from Pune on Sunday drowned at Kashid beach in Raigad district, about 40 kms from here, police said.

Pooja Rao (21) and Pavani P. (22), both working at the softwar

Jharkhand: Three patients die in ICU fire

Three patients died of burns after a fire broke out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a private hospital at Bokaro in Jharkhand, hospital sources said on Friday.

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It’s time to cut down the firework craze


The fiery mishap at a firecracker factory in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday killed 39 people, while many suffered serious burns.

Though not directly, Kerala has played a major role in causing th

Poor health facilities for fire cracker workers

The only government hospital at Sivakasi, the fireworks hub of the country, is ill-equipped.
For 750 cracker units employing lakhs of workers in the region, the hospital has a small burns ward with a

Silence grips once-busy site of Sivakasi

The spot of the devastating explosion that claimed 38 lives resembled a war zone.

With damaged rooftops, burnt-out walls, scattered footwear, mangled utensils and dismembered bodies, some of them fou

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