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News18 Evening Digest: Fire in Overcrowded Indonesian Prison Kills 41 and Other Top Stories

Block C2 prison is pictured following a fire overnight at an overcrowded jail in Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (Reuters)

Block C2 prison is pictured following a fire overnight at an overcrowded jail in Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (Reuters)

These are the top stories we are covering this evening: Fire at Overcrowded Indonesian Prison Kills 41; Non-Smokers' Lung Cancers Caused By Tumors Arising From Genetic Mutations; Rajasthan Congress Says Infighting in BJP Unit Has Clearly Surfaced; NC Will Contest Elections Whenever They Are Held in J&K, Says Farooq Abdullah; ICC Test Rankings: Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah Gain Big; Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Amitabh Bachchan Complains Deepika Padukone Never Shares Food.

Fire at Overcrowded Indonesian Prison Kills 41, Authorities Suspect Electrical Fault

Afire tore through an overcrowded Indonesian prison in the early hours of Wednesday when most inmates were asleep, killing 41 people and injuring dozens of others, an official said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze — which was mostly contained within one block that housed prisoners jailed on drug charges — at around 3 am (2000 GMT Tuesday) and evacuated the victims. READ MORE

Non-Smokers’ Lung Cancers Caused By Tumors Arising From Genetic Mutations, Says Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has revealed the mystery of how lung cancer arises in people who have never been smokers and may guide the development of more precise clinical treatments. The genomic analysis of lung cancer in people with no history of smoking has found that a majority of these tumors arise from the accumulation of mutations caused by natural processes in the body. READ MORE

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ICC Test Rankings: Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah Gain Big After Oval Heroics

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Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Amitabh Bachchan Complains Deepika Padukone Never Shares Food

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first published:September 08, 2021, 17:59 IST