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2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. — A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Fire hits Zambo village; 55 families left homeless - Sun.Star

Fire hits Zambo village; 55 families left homeless - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Briton falls to death at 2022 Qatar World Cup stadium site

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer A British man fell to his death this week at a World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where construction conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 soccer tournament. The 40-year-old man has not been named by World Cup organizers or the company overseeing the building of the Khalifa International Stadium , which will also host the world track championships in 2019. The contractor, a joint venture between Belgian and Qatari firms, said it was still working with local authorities to establish the cause of Thursday's death. br /> 'The fatal accident took place while the worker was on a suspended catwalk platform designed to manage technical functions relating to sound and light installations,' Midmac-Six Construct said in a statement Friday. 'For unknown reasons one of the lever hoists supporting the platform failed, causing the fall of the worker, who was wearing all his safety equipment, including the safety harness. br /> 'Sadly, the harness was cut during the fall with a fatal outcome. What caused the cut is subject to further investigation.' br /> The stadium, which was first built on the site in 1976, is next to the Aspire sports academy and is described by organizers as 'Qatar's most historic stadium.' br /> 'All parties concerned will carefully review the circumstances of the accident and commit to take any necessary measures that can prevent its recurrence,' Midmac-Six Construct said. br /> Qatar's World Cup organizing committee is also investigating the incident and said it 'shares our deepest condolences with the family for their loss.' br /> Qatar has previously announced the death of four stadium workers, with one fatality the result of a work-related accident. br /> The focus of the scrutiny has been on Qatar's use of a low-paid, migrant workforce to build the sites for the first World Cup in the Middle East, but the organizers are also relying on expertise from Europeans to oversee projects. br /> FIFA, which awarded the World Cup to Qatar in a 2010 vote, said it 'deeply regrets the loss of life' at the stadium. br /> 'It is with great sadness that we send our sincere condolences to the victim's family and colleagues,' FIFA said in a statement. br />   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Fire hits an industrial area in Valenzuela City

Fire hits an industrial area in Valenzuela City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors franchise as it broke ground on snazzy new San Francisco digs at long last. And keeping KD in a Golden State uniform to see it through is a key part of the grand plan. This project has already been 4.5 years in the making. 'Honestly, a relief to some extent,' owner and CEO Joe Lacob said. Kerr is campaigning for the Golden State name to stay put along with his superstar players. 'We are the Golden State Warriors and it's not up to me, but I don't want it to change,' Kerr said. 'It's a unique name. It's the only one like it in the league. I would like to see that remain. I fully believe we are still the Bay Area's team, no matter whether we're playing in Oakland or San Jose or San Francisco. The name Golden State Warriors, there's too much history, there's too much tradition to change.' Even if in a success-oriented business like the NBA, nobody knows who will still be around when 18,000-seat Chase Center is complete. Kerr has no idea if he will even still be on the sidelines then. 'If you're lucky enough in life, like I've been, you reach a point where you get to choose who you work with, you get to choose where you live and you get to choose where you work,' Kerr said. 'By those metrics, I want to stay here forever. I'm also an NBA coach and I'm well aware that this building is going to take about three years to build, so the chances of me standing on the sidelines for the Warriors are slim to hopeful. Maybe as, like, the coach of another team. 'So far, so good, so hopefully I'll still be here.' Next, Golden State will likely work to keep both two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Durant for the long haul by negotiating new deals this year. Kerr speaks to Durant daily and knows he is happy with his new Bay Area surroundings. 'We're going to win for a long time. ... We'll do whatever it takes to be champions again,' Lacob said of spending on players. He even publicly put KD on the spot: 'Kevin Durant came here without a new arena. Thank you, Kevin ... and also for agreeing to re-sign this summer. I have no idea how he's going to respond to that.' The Warriors did a little bit of everything to showcase how this will be far more than just a sports venue: The over-the-top groundbreaking featured a trio of songs by a gospel choir to kick off festivities, included a performance by the San Francisco Symphony and even acrobatic dancers dressed as construction workers for a grand finale of sorts that included beach balls dropping from an excavator before the equipment rigs moved in synchronization to the music in an extravagant routine featuring trampolines. Only boosting the mood was the California Supreme Court's decision earlier in the day to deny a petition by arena opponents seeking to overturn the Warriors' entitlements, further clearing the way for the project to move ahead — 'so we're totally good to go here,' Lacob noted. 'Wow, what a day!' said Warriors COO Rick Welts, noting the team will boast one of the world's premier 'gathering places' — for concerts and conventions, political events and more. 'Every city needs it. We need it. It will be great for San Francisco,' co-owner Peter Guber said. 'We now have proof, not just promises.' Curry got a break from public duties this time, a day after the Warriors pulled off a stunning 126-91 rout of LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers. Golden State hosts Oklahoma City on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee — among dozens of dignitaries in attendance — hollered, 'finally welcoming the Golden State Warriors home to San Francisco!' He rattled off the Warriors' star-studded roster and the energy around the franchise and its long-term mission. 'What's not to love?' he said. Lacob can't wait — and realizes how many people will miss the great vibe at the team's current home of Oracle Arena, an atmosphere the Warriors hope to replicate in many ways. Not only will the 11 acres include restaurants, cafes, businesses and other new additions to add vitality to the neighborhood, there will be a 51.5-acre bay-front park across from the arena. 'It is going to sing,' he said. 'It takes my breath away when we look at the renderings.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

21 hurt as fire hits LPG refiling station in Pasig

wenty-one people were in........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Explosion, fire hits Pasig gas ... - Rappler

Explosion, fire hits Pasig gas ... - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Fire hits gas station area in Pasig City - GMA News

Fire hits gas station area in Pasig City - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Fire guts pharma building in CdO

Fire guts pharma building in CdO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

Fire hits Jakarta boat: 23 dead

Fire hits Jakarta boat: 23 dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Fire hits QC village on New Year’s Eve

Fire hits QC village on New Year’s Eve.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Fire hits ammo factory; 1 dead

A man died during a fire that broke out in an explosives and ammunition factory in Cubao, Quezon City, before noon yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Construction worker dies in Taguig fire

A construction worker died of suffocation and severe burns during a fire that broke out in a residential area in Taguig City Monday night, the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Fire hits VMMC storage room - Manila Bulletin

Fire hits VMMC storage room - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2016

NPA rebels burn heavy equipment

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines – Suspected communist rebels burned around P30 million worth of road-building equipment of a construction firm on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

Fire hits densely-packed community in Apas, one reported missing

Fire hits densely-packed community in Apas, one reported missing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Fire hits four sitios in Duljo-Fatima

Fire hits four sitios in Duljo-Fatima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Fire hits Juico ancestral home

Fire hits Juico ancestral home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Fire hits Barangay Suba anew

Fire hits Barangay Suba anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

Fire hits residential area in Barangay Suba

Fire hits residential area in Barangay Suba.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016