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Singapore’s Bedok South bin centre catches fire, no injuries reported

Singapore’s Bedok South bin centre catches fire, no injuries reported

June 27, 2017

SINGAPORE, June 27 — A rubbish collection centre in Bedok South caught fire this morning, though no one was hurt. The fire at 32 Bedok South Avenue 2 started around 9.40am, and was brought under control by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) by around 10am. Yusof Shafi, who lives in the neighbourhood, said he heard a “small blast” before he saw the fire. Similarly, Ibrahim Abdul Aziz, who lives several blocks down at 10 Bedok South Road, told TODAY he heard a... Read more

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Relatives of victims react at the site of a landslide in the village of Xinmo, Mao County, Sichuan Province, China June 27, 2017. — Reuters pic

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