Stories tagged: explosion
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Two people died after a massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened people from their sleep miles away, authorities said.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Three workers were injured early Wednesday in a massive explosion at a Texas chemical plant that also blew out the windows and doors of nearby homes.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
A Saudi-owned satellite news channel is reporting a fire at a Saudi Aramco facility in the kingdom’s east, without offering a cause for the blaze
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
Russian authorities say powerful explosions that started at a military depot in Siberia two days ago left one person dead and 13 people injured.
Sun., June 23, 2019
An explosion and fire burned part of a townhouse at 6307 N. Altamont St. next to Arlington Elementary School on Sunday. A witness said she knocked on the door, smelled …
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …