set afire

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set fire to

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Authorities said a large number of rebels raided the Masudan railway station in Bihar's Munger district past midnight and set afire the signalling panel, disrupting the railway traffic for several hours.
1991 -- The flames at the first of 727 oil wells that had been set afire by Iraqi occupation troops before their withdrawal from Kuwaiti territory were doused.
A 21- year- old Tanzanian woman was allegedly beaten up and stripped by a mob and her car set afire in a case of mistaken identity after a woman was mowed down in the city.
Maddie does what no one in her neighborhood would do: call the cops after watching two gang members beat, set afire, and ultimately kill a homeless man.
During an inspection visit to Abu Bakr mosque, which was set afire Tuesday by extremist settlers in the village of Burqa, in the West Bank city of Nablus, the prime minister called for the establishment of popular committees for the defense of Al-Aqsa mosque and other holy shrines and to support Palestinian farmers in the olive groves.
Najibullah Sahibzada, head of the Medicine Sellers Union, said the public health department had set afire only three types of expired medicines seized and misappropriated the rest.
Soon after the mishap, the enraged locals and pilgrims allegedly set afire six coaches of the train, brutally assaulted its driver, who later died, and took several railway officials hostage.
Manama: July 17 -- (BNA)-- The General Director of the Directorate of Police in the Northern Governorate today (Wednesday: July 17, 2013) announced that a gang of terrorists set afire and exploded two gas cylinders this morning in a building which belongs to one of the companies in Budaiya.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year's Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that remained intact this year with 1,193 vehicles burned, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.
The Indian Express reported that some 700 angry workers armed with stones, bows and arrows set afire to a house at the Konapathar estate in the Tinsukia district in upper Assam on Wednesday.
The agitators had also set afire police vehicles and thrown brickbats at policemen.
Teargas shells were also fired by the police to disperse the mob, which set afire four vehicles and damaged several other vehicles, witnesses said.
The controversy began in 2009 when Goodwin told insurance investigators that his then-girlfriend's 1999 Chevy Tahoe had been stolen and set afire.
The family of a woman set afire by a scorned suitor turned to Weibo after he stopped making payments for medical care.
Conditions nowadays are much more difficult compared to those that existed in 1969, when Al-Aqsa mosque was set afire, said Ambassador Sebeeh.