Stories tagged: explosion
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:43 p.m.
A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others, police said.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
An explosion rocked a power station in the Venezuelan capital early Monday, witnesses said, adding to the crisis created by days of nationwide power cuts.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3:29 p.m.
A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 9:06 p.m.
An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial …
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
U.S. Ecology has a site on the Hanford nuclear reservation just north of Richland, but the work there is different than at the Idaho site that had an explosion on …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:02 p.m.
Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
An explosion Saturday morning at the U.S. Ecology waste facility near Grand View killed one person and injured at least three others.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that its carcass has been blown to smithereens.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
It was just a tiny cabin, a single loft room in the woods with minimal electricity and no running water, but it represented Jenny and Jerry Drake’s values – how …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.
A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known, opposition activists said.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
A 13-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday after picking up a plastic bottle tossed from a passing vehicle, only to have it explode in her hands, according to the Vancouver …
Tue., July 17, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard’s revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.
Sun., June 24, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
Officials say autopsies done after a cabin explosion that killed a family of five on Washington state’s Hood Canal revealed no indicators to suspect foul play.
Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Authorities say a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property on Washington state’s Hood Canal.
UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:46 a.m.
An explosion damaged a UPS freight hub Wednesday morning in Kentucky’s second-largest city, sending multiple people to the hospital in what fire officials described as an accidental blast.
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated …
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:35 p.m.
A barn behind a house in Connecticut exploded Wednesday night while police and a SWAT team were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving at least …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a large refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring several people and prompting fire officials to urge people living near the still-burning …
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory’s efforts to fully restore power …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Montana firefighter suffered a wrist injury when he was struck by exploding ammunition while battling a mobile home fire near Lincoln, northwest of Helena.