Oil tanker blast kills over 140 in Pakistan

Jun 25, 2017

Oil tanker blast kills over 140 in Pakistan

An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said ...

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Jun 25, 2017

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. “Your son is alive,” he said. “Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone,” Kerrigan said. “He said, ‘Hi dad.’ “ Orange County coroner’s officials had misidentified ...

London council evacuates residents over fire safety concerns

Jun 24, 2017

London council evacuates residents over fire safety concerns

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise on June 14. The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks ...

London fire: Other high-rises have similar combustible panels

Jun 23, 2017

London fire: Other high-rises have similar combustible panels

Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said Thursday. Downing Street said ...

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

Jun 22, 2017

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

The chief executive of a London borough where a tower block fire killed at least 79 people in Britain’s worst blaze since World War II has resigned. Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, said he was forced out by Prime Minister ...