Boy playing with fire sets fire to apartment building

Boy playing with fire sets fire to apartment building

AmericaAlone in his Philadelphia apartment, a 5-year-old boy lit a Christmas tree with a lighter, causing a fire that killed 12 people. Investigators in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on January 11 determined that this boy was the only …

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Fire in US apartment buildings, at least 19 people died

Fire in US apartment buildings, at least 19 people died

A 19-story apartment building in New York caught fire due to a faulty heater, killing at least 19 people, including nine children. New York Fire Chief Daniel Nigro said Monday’s fire was caused by a malfunctioning electric heater in an …

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Death trap in Taiwan ‘ghost apartment’

Death trap in Taiwan 'ghost apartment'

Thanh Trung Thanh apartment building in Kaohsiung is 13 stories high, half abandoned and full of rubbish, the other half are old apartments, fenced like a blockhouse. “I have no choice but to live here,” said Huang Chin-chih, 58, a …

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Couple questioned after Taiwan apartment fire

Couple questioned after Taiwan apartment fire

The couple were questioned by Taiwanese prosecutors on suspicion of causing an apartment fire that killed 46 people. The two suspects did not answer questions from the press when they were brought to the prosecutor’s office in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan …

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