Stories tagged: explosion
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan
Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion
The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood last year.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Suspect identified in China kindergarten explosion; 8 killed
Police have identified a suspect in an explosion at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China that killed eight and struck as relatives gathered to pick up their …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Crews recover body of 3rd worker from Wisconsin mill rubble
Crews have recovered the body of a third worker from the rubble of a corn mill that exploded in southern Wisconsin.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Dozens reported dead after gunman reportedly sets fires in Manila casino
A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with casino chips. He was later found …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
University of Idaho to update safety protocols after rocket fuel explosion injured four students
The University of Idaho will update its safety and emergency response protocols following an internal review of
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
University of Idaho examines safety updates after explosion
The University of Idaho has identified 14 recommendations to improve safety and emergency response policies following an explosion in a school parking lot that injured four students, according to a …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
West Virginia industrial plant explosion kills two, injures one
An explosion at a West Virginia industrial plant has killed two people and injured a third.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
U.K. criticizes U.S. for leaks about concert bombing
Britain’s home secretary criticized U.S. officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
At least 22 dead following ‘terrorist incident’ at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester
An explosion described by police as a likely terrorist attack ripped through a crowd of teenagers and other concertgoers late Monday after a performance in the English city of Manchester, …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12
An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 12 people and injuring 30 more, …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Dozens trapped as Iran coal mine explosion kills at least two
A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two, state media reported.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Over 100 killed during Syria’s troubled population transfer
A stalled population transfer resumed Saturday after a deadly explosion killed at least 100, including children, government supporters and opposition fighters, at an evacuation point – adding new urgency to …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
University of Idaho students recovering after rocket fuel explosion
University of Idaho officials say four students were injured in an explosion late Thursday while testing experimental rocket fuel in a campus parking lot.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills worker
An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13
Somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack Sunday just moments after he was sworn in with a mandate to launch a new offensive against Islamic extremists. Thirteen …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
St. Petersburg subway blast was suicide attack, officials say
A 22-year old suicide bomber born in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan was behind a blast on the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 people, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Fire chief: 3 dead, 4 hurt when boiler explodes in St. Louis
Authorities say three people were killed and four others injured when a boiler exploded in a building in an industrial area of south St. Louis, reportedly sending the boiler airborne …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Settlement reached over 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion
Officials say pipeline safety regulators and Puget Sound Energy have reached a settlement over a complaint regarding a natural gas explosion in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle last year.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Woman burned when headphones explode on flight to Australia
An Australian woman suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said Wednesday.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Butte man found dead after explosion shot himself
An autopsy determined that a 32-year-old Butte man who was found dead after a homemade bomb exploded in his house died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Man found dead due to house explosion in Butte
A 32-year-old man has died in a house explosion in Butte.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Bomb explodes by Colombia bull ring, injuring 26
A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota’s bullring on Sunday, injuring two dozen police officers and two civilians, Colombian authorities said.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace
Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Turkey detains 18 in connection with attack near courthouse
Police detained 18 people on Friday in connection with an attack near a courthouse in the western city of Izmir which killed a policeman and a courthouse employee. Justice Minister …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:28 a.m.
Two killed in car bombing in Turkish city; two attackers dead
Suspected Kurdish militants on Thursday opened fire at police who stopped them at a checkpoint in the western city of Izmir before detonating their explosives-laden vehicle and escaping, the province’s …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Philippine blast wounds at least 23 people at boxing match
A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious festival in …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Mexicans mourn dead, seek relatives, after fireworks blast
Some brought photos of their missing loved ones to the Mexican fireworks market where a series of explosions killed at least 33 people, while others who had already claimed their …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Massive fireworks market blast kills at least 29 in Mexico
A powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital Tuesday, killing at least 29 people, injuring scores more and sending a huge …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
Woman, two young children burned when gas can explodes in Yakima County
A mother and her two small children were burned when a gas can exploded in Grandview.