Disasters

Chernobyl Forest Fires Rage for more than a Week, Radiation Pollution Possible

Forest fires in Chernobyl continue for more than a week, and nearly 400 firefighters are involved in their extinguishing, DPA reported.

Environmental experts fear that these fires could come in contact with radioactive ash on the ground and spread radioactive smoke to the capital Kiev, which is about 100 km south of Chernobyl.

Explosion in a Chemical Plant in Barcelona, at least One Person has Died

At least one person was killed in an explosion at a chemical plant in Barcelona, the capital of the Spanish Autonomous Region of Catalonia, local emergency services said in a tweet.

Nineteen people injured,elperiodico.com reported.

They said they were in contact with the fire department and the company to determine what kind of chemical products were affected by the blast.

Accused Istanbul gunman may face 40 life terms

The accused gunman in a 2017 nightclub attack in Istanbul which killed 39 people could face 40 aggravated life sentences.

A court in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul on Jan. 27 indicted Abdulkadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, on charges of murder and being a member of an armed terrorist group, according to judicial sources.

President Iohannis lays wreath at Colectiv Club

President Klaus Iohannis laid a wreath on Wednesday morning in front of Colectiv Club, in the memory of the tragedy which occurred four years ago. On this occasion, the head of state lit a candle and kept a moment of silence before the improvised altar in front of the club in the memory of the victims of the fire which took place on 30 October 2015.

PM Dancila backs legislative initiative for Colectiv fire victims' medical treatment coverage as long as necessary

Premier Viorica Dancila announced her support for the Colectiv club fire victims' law change proposal so that they should have their medical care costs covered for as long as needed. "I received the letter of the victims of the Colectiv club tragedy and in the last days we looked for solutions to offer them the support they need.

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