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  • proper n. A town on the west coast of Estonia.


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  • There were 37 children and nine adults inside the wooden building when the fire started Sunday afternoon in the coastal town of Haapsalu, said a spokesman for the Western Estonia Rescue Services Center.

    World Watch

  • The idea draws on variable experience overseas including eroding concrete benches in the Estonian resort of Haapsalu, where Tchaikovsky composed his Pathétique symphony.

    National Trust's talking benches to use voices of celebrities

  • The Haapsalu orphanage was opened as a home for disabled children in 1950, when Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union, according to its website.

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  • "The tragic accident in the Haapsalu orphanage shocked the whole of Estonia today," he said.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Thirty-seven children and nine adults were inside the wooden building in the coastal town of Haapsalu when the fire started at 2.30pm yesterday, said Viktor Saaremets, a spokesman for the Western Estonia Rescue Services Centre.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Ten children killed in Estonian orphanage fire TEN children were killed today when fire ripped through an orphanage for disabled youngsters in Estonia's western coastal resort of Haapsalu. | Top Stories

  • Interior Minister Marko Pomerants said that investigators hoped to determine "in the nearest future" what caused the blaze at the orphanage for disabled children in Haapsalu, western Estonia.

    The Seattle Times

  • "Today's tragedy in Haapsalu has shocked the whole of Estonia," President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said in a statement after news emerged of the grim toll in the northwestern town, scene of the nation's deadliest care-home fire in more than a decade.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Firefighters were called out to the Haapsalu home at 2:30 pm 1230 GMT, and took two hours to control the blaze.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • All 43 children in the Haapsalu Kids Home have severe mental handicaps, and 24 are in wheelchairs.

    Breaking News: CBS News


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