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12/11/05 World news: Police: Huge Explosion Near London Infures 36


Police in Britain say 36 people were injured in today's (Sunday's) massive explosions at a fuel storage depot north of London.
An official (Hertfordshire Chief Constable Frank Whitely) says four of the injuries were serious.
At least three blasts occurred before dawn (at six a.m. local time, 0600 UTC) at the Buncefield fuel terminal (near Hemel Hempstead) 40 kilometers north of London.

A deadline set by Iraqi insurgents for killing four

Western hostages has passed without news of their fate.
The previously unknown Swords of Righteousness Brigade seized the activists two weeks ago. The kidnappers said they would kill the hostages Saturday unless all Iraqi prisoners were released from Iraqi and U.S.-run jails.

A domestic Nigerian airliner crashed while landing in stormy weather Saturday, killing 103 people, including dozens of school children. Aviation officials say seven people survived.
Witnesses say the plane burst into flames as it crash-landed in the southern city of Port Harcourt. An investigation is under way into what caused the crash of the Sosoliso Airlines DC-9.
The plane was on a flight from the capital, Abuja. Relatives of the victims say the plane was carrying at least 65 students from a Jesuit secondary school home for the holidays.

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