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More than 20 killed in suspected #arson attack at the #animation #studio in #Kyoto, #Japan

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Over a thousand #evacuated as #Spanish #aquarium goes up in #flames

Over a thousand evacuated as Spanish aquarium goes up in flames (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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More than 1,600 visitors and 350 staff were evacuated after a fire broke out at Europe’s largest aquarium in Valencia, Spain. A column of dense black smoke rose from the building.

The blaze was reported at about 11.00 Am local time, as visitors reportedly noticed smoke near a shark enclosure. Almost 2,000 people were soon evacuated, as a plume of smoke erupted from the building.

Photos and videos shared on social media captured the extent of the fire.

No injuries to any visitors or animals were reported, and firefighters extinguished the blaze around 20 minutes after it broke out, the aquarium said on Twitter. Much of the damage was confined to the above-ground entranceway to the aquarium.

The aquarium covers an area of 110,000 square meters and is home to 500 species. The building itself is a part of the gigantic ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ complex, which also houses a planetarium, museum, botanical garden, arena and opera house. Construction on the complex began in 1994 and was completed in 2005.

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Record Breaking #Heatwave Strikes #Juneau, #Alaska

Record High Temperatures

Record breaking heatwave has struck Alaska over the past few days with even worse heat on the way.

110 year record has been broken when Alaska’s capital Juneau hit 83C.

The heatwave has caused havoc across the country.

Extensive wildfire has been ignighted by the heatwave near Anchorage and the smoke has made it very difficult with breathing.