27 killed in building fire in Indian capital New Delhi

At least 27 people died and dozens more were injured in a massive fire in a building in the Indian capital New Delhi on Friday, 13 May, emergency services said. The large fire broke out at a four-storey commercial building…

Choking and sweating around Delhi’s burning hill of trash

Living in a slum by one of New Delhi’s trash landfills, Pramod is used to the stench, flies, government apathy and occasional fires. But this week’s inferno as India wilts in a heatwave came too close for comfort. ‘The fire…

Well collapse kills 13 women and children while celebrating a wedding

Thirteen women and girls died after accidentally falling down a well during marriage celebrations in northern India, the police said on Thursday, 17 February. The victims were sitting on an iron slab covering the well on Wednesday when it gave…

At least 30 dead or missing after flash floods hit southern India

At least 30 people are dead or missing after flash floods hit southern India, reports said on Saturday, 20 November, with three buses washed away in one incident. Rescue teams pulled out a dozen bodies from the three buses in…

Maharashtra (India) hospital fire: Several Covid patients die of smoke inhalation and burns

A day after a major fire at the ICU of a civil hospital in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district killed 11 people, it has emerged that some of the victims died due to smoke that engulfed the ward following the blaze, according…

Four newborns die in neonatal unit fire in Bhopal hospital

Four newborns died when a fire broke out in the neonatal ward of a hospital in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Firefighters were able to save 36 babies from the Kamla Nehru Children’s Hospital in Bhopal on the…

Nearly 200 die in floods across India and Nepal

Nearly 200 people have died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said on Thursday (21 October), with whole families buried in their homes and two young girls swept away as forecasters warned of yet more heavy rain.…

Cyclone Gulab kills two as it slams into eastern India

Two fishermen were reported dead after a cyclone packing strong winds and rains barrelled into India’s east coast late on Sunday, 26 September, forcing the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in three states to shelters. Cyclone Gulab made landfall…

It’s monsoon season and the death toll keeps rising

The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 159, officials said on Sunday, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing. Experts say climate change has caused the annual deluge to increase in…

Fifty people killed by lighting in one day, in India

  Lightning has killed at least 50 people across two Indian states over the past 24 hours, officials said Monday (12 July).  A majority of the deaths occurred in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after being…

Seventy-seven missing at sea off India in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae

Seventy-seven people are missing after a barge off the coast of the Indian city of Mumbai sank amid a severe cyclone. The Indian navy said it has rescued 184 of the 261 people aboard. Thirty-five people have also been rescued…

Eighteen people killed in a fire in a Covid-19 hospital in India’s Gujarat state

At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a hospital in the western Indian state of Gujarat late on Friday (30 April) night. The fire started around midnight in the intensive care ward of the Patel Welfare Hospital,…

Nine dead, 140 missing in India after broken Himalayan glacier triggers river torrent disaster

NEW DELHI: Nine people were confirmed dead and at least 140 missing in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, 7 February, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream. Surjeet Singh,…

Five people killed in fire at the world’s biggest vaccine-making factory, in India

The fire occurred last Thursday (21 January) in the world’s biggest vaccine-production hub in western India. ‘Five people have died,’ Pune city mayor Murlidhar Mohol told reporters following the fire at the Serum Institute of India. Rescue workers discovered five…

Thousands more evacuated from site of Indian oil well blast

TINSUKIA, India: Around 7,000 people have been evacuated from the surrounds of a deadly oil well explosion in northeast India, authorities said Thursday (Jun 11), as environmentalists warned local wildlife was being hit by contamination. Oil India engineers have been…

India, Bangladesh evacuate millions ahead of Cyclone Amphan amid fears of ‘severe damage’

At least 22 people died as cyclone Amphan hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India, the cyclone sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus. Millions were left without power after Cyclone…

Kentec protects International Cricket Stadium from risk of fire

Spectators, players, and property at India’s Mohali International Cricket Stadium are being protected by a highly-sophisticated Taktis panel from Kentec, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems. The Taktis 8 loop addressable fire panel, installed by Firehut Commercial Equipment Pvt…

Perimeter Solutions Establishes Sales Presence in Middle East & India

Perimeter Solutions, one of the world’s leading producers of fire retardants, foams, and water enhancing gels for managing wildland, industrial, and municipal fires, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Tamer Gaber as Regional Sales Representative for the Middle East…

At least 19 students die in India fire

INDIA , AFP reports that at least 19 students – most of them female – died on Friday (May 24) in a fire at an Indian building housing a college, in the Sarthana area of Surat, officials said, as images…

Fire in Budget Delhi Hotel Kills 17

On 12th February a fire engulfed the top floor of the Hotel Arpit Palace 17 people have been confirmed killed and many were also taken to hospital. The fire broke out at the hotel in a congested part of central…

Initial figures Indicate 45 Dead and Thousands Homeless as Cyclone Gaja Hits India

Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall in Nagapattinam state in Southeast India on November 16 and has claimed 45 lives across the state. Cyclone Gaja, which packed winds of up to 120km/h, had barrelled into Tamil Nadu state after hitting the…

PATOL ANNOUNCES NEW SALES APPOINTMENTS

Patol has extended its team of sales engineers for its range of fire safety equipment and systems with the appointment of Josh Risk. 29-year old Josh joins the Reading-based business as Export Sales Engineer and will be working on the full range…

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