Four injured in fire at Exxon’s oil refinery in Baytown, Texas

December 23 (Reuters) – Four people were injured when a fire broke out Thursday in an Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) complex in Baytown, Texas, one of the largest refinery and petrochemical plants in the United States. There were no deaths and two of four contract staff hospitalized with injuries were released after treatment. The two … Read more

Explosion at Pakistani bank branch kills at least 15

KARACHI, Pakistan, December 18 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion Saturday at a bank branch in Karachi’s industrial area, police said. A senior police officer said the explosion in a branch of Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan’s largest lender, could have been caused by a gas leak, … Read more

Japanese police are investigating arson after 27 dreaded deaths in clinic fire media

TOKYO, Dec. 17 (Reuters) – At least 27 people were feared dead after a fire swept through a psychiatric clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, and media said police were investigating suspected arson. About 27 people were in cardiac-pulmonary arrest, an official at Osaka’s city fire department told Reuters, the term used … Read more