Gulf Times - fire
Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.

Chinese firefighters contain forest fire after 30 dead

Chinese firefighters contain forest fire after 30 dead

Firefighters in southwest China contained a forest blaze on Tuesday after it claimed the lives of 27 firefighters and three others, local officials said.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Bangladesh arrests owners of blaze-hit Dhaka tower

Police in Bangladesh said Sunday they had arrested the owners of an office tower in Dhaka that caught fire earlier this week, killing 26 people and renewing the country's debate over lax safety standards.

Fire guts dozens of kitchen market stores in Bangladeshi capital

Fire guts dozens of kitchen market stores in Bangladeshi capital

A fire at a kitchen market in Dhaka destroyed almost 150 makeshift stores on Saturday, two days after another blaze in the Bangladeshi capital killed 25 people.

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block Thursday, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.

58 rescued from stricken Malaysian ferry

58 rescued from stricken Malaysian ferry

A passenger ferry with 58 people onboard caught fire just minutes after it set sail from a popular Malaysian resort island Monday but all were rescued unharmed, police said.

Bangladesh families await word on loved ones after blaze kills 70

Bangladesh families await word on loved ones after blaze kills 70

Friends and relatives of the victims caught up in a huge blaze that ripped through Bangladesh's capital were anxiously awaiting word on the fate of their loved ones late Thursday.

Delhi police arrest owner of hotel where fire killed 17

Delhi police arrest owner of hotel where fire killed 17

The owner of a New Delhi hotel where 17 people were killed in a fire has been arrested on charges of negligence and would be produced in court Sunday, police said.

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday killing at least 9 people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

A fire swept through the training center and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth side, firefighters and news reports said.