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Fire Disasters

07 Oct
1959: Southend Pier fire traps hundreds

02 Aug
1965: Riviera fires force campers to flee

26 Feb
1968: Hospital blaze kills 21 patients

01 Nov
1970: Nightclub inferno 'wipes out generation'

02 Aug
1973: Dozens die in resort fire

29 Jul
1976: Fire engulfs Southend Pier

23 Sep
1976: British warship blaze kills eight

18 Mar
1979: Three die in Golborne mine blast

18 Jan
1981: Nine die in New Cross house fire

23 May
1984: Villagers die in water plant blast

09 Jul
1984: Historic York Minster engulfed by flames

11 May
1985: Fans killed in Bradford stadium fire

29 Nov
1985: 'Gas blast' kills five in Glasgow

16 Sep
1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'

18 Nov
1987: King's Cross station fire 'kills 27'

06 Jul
1988: Piper Alpha oil rig ablaze

20 Nov
1992: Blaze rages in Windsor Castle

01 Aug
1994: Library fire wipes out historic records

05 Oct
1994: Cult members die in 'mass suicide'

12 Jul
1998: Children die in Drumcree protests

11 Nov
2000: Skiers die in train tunnel inferno

24 Oct
2001: Swiss tunnel ablaze after head-on crash

12 Oct
2002: Dozens killed in Bali nightclub explosion

11 Dec
2005: Massive fire at Buncefield oil depot


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