set afire

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set fire to

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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.
Expressing resentment over the negligence of the government, the tribals set afire a railway jeep and damaged another on Saturday night.
Patna: Angry villagers ransacked a sugar mill, set afire five vehicles and blocked traffic in Bihar on Thursday after a deadly boiler blast in the mill killed at least five labourers and critically wounded several others.
The Environment Ministry's Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation was also set afire. The offices were torched Friday by miners who were angry with Ibama's seizure of nearly 40 barges used in the illegal extraction of gold from the bottom of the Madeira River, which cuts through the city of Humaita.
Businesses were attacked, streets blocked and barricades set afire as officers fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters and police helicopters hovered overhead.
In April, the Judiciary said 48 of those arrested after the embassy was set afire in January would face trial.
According to reports passengers were asked by unknown to come out of buses in Buffer Zone, Lee Market and Landhi areas of the city before they were set afire. A truck was also burnt in Federal B Area of the city, according to TV reports.
Houses were set afire and Ehsan Jafri was dragged out, hacked and burnt to death.
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.
The controversial practice pollutes water supplies and land with these toxins--which are so substantial that, in the most affected areas, household tap water can sometimes be set afire as if the water were gasoline.
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.