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A woman has died after being stabbed and then set alight at a Melbourne petrol station

A woman has died after being stabbed and then set alight at a Melbourne petrol station where her alleged attacker told frantic bystanders to "let her burn".

The 42-year-old Bayswater North woman had been airlifted to The Alfred hospital on Tuesday morning in a critical condition with burns to almost 100 per cent of her body, as well as stab wounds.

She died early on Tuesday evening.

After attacking the woman at the service…

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Added by Leo Cartwright on June 3, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

a small town in Saskatchewan,

One dark night outside a small town in Saskatchewan, a fire started inside the local sausage plant and in a blink it exploded into massive flames.…

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Added by Leo Cartwright on May 29, 2010 at 2:16am — No Comments

Prison Fire

Firefighters called to a blaze inside a Melbourne jail say they have been confronted by the chaotic scene of prisoners, who should have been locked down, wandering about the burning prison wing.

Eight prisoners and one prison officer suffered injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to burnt windpipes from the fire inside the Charlotte wing of the Port Phillip Prison at Truganina about 10pm (AEST) on Saturday.

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Added by Leo Cartwright on April 17, 2010 at 7:57pm — 1 Comment

Australian Firefighter killed

The wife of an Australia Capital Territory (ACT) [Canberra] firefighter who died in Victoria on Tuesday says he was repaying a debt to those who helped fight the 2003 Canberra bushfires.

David Balfour, 47, from Gilmore in the ACT, was killed by a large tree branch while connecting a hose to his strike team's tanker in the Victoria Fire at Yarra Ranges National Park.

A professional firefighter of 10 years' service with the ACT Fire Brigade, Mr Balfour was part of a team of 120 Canberra… Continue

Added by Leo Cartwright on February 18, 2009 at 7:04am — 3 Comments

Two critically injured in a bus & truck crash

Two critically injured in a bus & truck crash



While I was in England touring the UK, my squad on July 24, 2008 attended a Bus Vs Truck incident on the Princes Highway just before 11:00am. Where a bus ran into the back of a heavy haulage truck,

The BUS driver and one of his passengers were fighting for their lives after their bus collided with a semi-trailer on a major Victorian highway west of Traralgon.

The force of the crash obliterated the front of the bus,… Continue

Added by Leo Cartwright on August 7, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments

The PARA from down under

if there's anybody interested in what goes on in our part of the world, give me a hoy. I have many friends that could answer question that I can't.

Added by Leo Cartwright on March 10, 2008 at 1:43am — 2 Comments

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