Neil Bibby
Neil Bibby
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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor

Taiwan struck by a deadly earthquake just before typhoon hits

Taiwan was preparing for typhoon Lekima when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit on Thursday (Aug 8) killing one woman and caused temporary power outages that affected more than 10,000 homes, authorities said. The quake struck at 5.28am at a depth of 10km…

Super Typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in Japan Taiwan and China

China is hit by Lekima after the super typhoon, the ninth typhoon for the year, causes significant damage in Japan and Taiwan. In China 33 people have been killed. On Friday, Typhoon Lekima battered southern Japan and Taiwan, killing one…

Mount Everest rescue pilot risks her own life to save adventurers from Nepal’s perilous peaks

Nepal’s only female helicopter rescue pilot, Priya Adhikari, says she has seen enough death and destruction on the mountains to rid her of any desire to climb them. “I don’t climb, I land,” she laughs. Flying is a male-dominated profession,…

Two locals killed and foreign athletes among injured in South Korea balcony collapse

An upper floor of a nightclub collapsed on top of dancing revelers in South Korea, killing two South Koreans and injuring several foreign water polo athletes competing at the World Aquatics Championships. South Korean news agency Yonhap said authorities had…

Sisters killed in Malaysia fire while parents were out delivering food to firefighters

CNA Reports, that two sisters died in a pre-dawn fire on Sunday (Jul 14) when their parents were out delivering food to firefighters who were battling a separate blaze.  Nur Salsabila Mohd Fakrul Khair, 16, and her sister Nur Ain Sumayyah, 13, were alone…

Firefighters rescue a turtle stuck in Malaysia rubbish trap

The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department on Tuesday (Jul 16) rescued a 150kg turtle from a rubbish trap in the coastal city of Port Dickson. The sea creature had become stuck in a trap at the Tuanku Jaafar Power Station.…

Fire last Thursday in a Japanese animation studio kills 33, arson is suspected

Last Thursday, dozens were injured and 33 killed when a suspected arson attack on an animation production company in Japan man reportedly doused the building with a flammable liquid and shouted, “drop dead.” or “die” The fire gutted the three-storey building in…

Oil tanker sinks after burning for 8 days.

All the crew on the oil tanker that burst into flames after a collision with a Chinese cargo ship have been lost. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, had been burning since colliding with the CF…

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