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Gas explosion in Kampala suburb of Kisasi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has put out a fire that occurred after a massive explosion that occurred 9.00pm Sunday, in Kikulu Zone, kikaya in Kisasi. The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Oweyesigire, says preliminary information indicates that the fire started from a house that had several gas …

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Nile Agro Factory closed after Monday evening fire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nile Agro Factory Limited has been closed following a fire that destroyed properties worth millions of shillings yesterday evening. The Jinja-based factory, which deals with cooking oil and soap products was gutted by fire at around 4 pm. According to Francis Baganzi, the Human …

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Thousands trapped on Australia beaches encircled by huge fires

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land. Four thousand people were trapped on the foreshore of the town of Mallacoota and many others sought …

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Fire Guts Houses in Kisenyi

 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT A fire has gutted several houses in Kiganda zone, Kisenyi destroying property worth millions of shillings.  According to eyewitnesses, the fire started from Chot’s lodge at 6 pm and spread to other houses, destroying property such as mattresses, fridges, Television sets among other items. It also …

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Smaller companies urged to use affordable accountants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) has advised smaller companies that cannot afford to hire expensive audit firms to prepare their accounts to make use of the cheaper auditors that the institute has certified. Stephen Ineget, the chairman of the Financial Reporting …

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Rich vs poor: Donations row shatters French unity over Notre-Dame

Paris, France | AFP | France’s culture minister pleaded Thursday for an end to the controversy over the 850 million euros (950 million dollars) pledged to restore Notre-Dame cathedral, which critics have suggested would be better spent on the poor. Some of France’s biggest companies and billionaires, including luxury goods …

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Notre-Dame, loved through the ages yet neglected

Notre Dame cathedral ▶ Catholic Cathedral ▶ Completed in 1345 ▶ Construction took 182 years ▶ Tower height of 69 meters ▶ Where Napoleon was coronated ▶ 14 million visitors annually ▶ Has a 13 tonne bell named Emmanuel The Notre Dame has survived ▶ French Wars of Religion ▶ The …

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Fire guts Buganda land board offices In Luweero town

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has gutted Buganda Land Board Offices in Luweero town destroying vital documents and computers. The fire is believed to have broken out at 5:30am on Tuesday morning in the office containing key documents before it spread to other offices. Charles Ssenteza, a private …

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Fire at Mumbai hospital kills six, injures over 100

Mumbai, India | AFP | At least six people were killed and more than 100 injured when a fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, officials said, in the latest disaster to raise concerns about fire safety in India. The blaze broke out around 4:00 pm (1130 GMT) on …

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