Luxury Atlanta complex explodes, injuring at least 4 people

U.S. 09/13/21, 00:52

A Georgia residential development suffered a major blast that injured multiple people on Sept. 12. Emergency responders confirmed an explosion struck the Arrive Perimeter apartment complex at about 1:24 p.m. near Dunwoody, about 16 miles north of downtown Atlanta. At least four residents were injured and many more trapped after "half of ...

Miscalculation by LAPD bomb squad results in massive explosion, injuring 17 people

U.S. 07/21/21, 03:08

Last month, bomb technicians in Los Angeles badly underestimated the weight of homemade fireworks when they exploded them in a containment chamber, resulting in a devastating explosion that injured 17 people and shook a neighborhood, according to the police chief.The bomb squad was asked to remove approximately 40 “Coca-Cola can-sized” ...

Woman smoking while on oxygen tank killed when cigarette sparks explosion

U.S. 12/04/19, 21:20

A 61-year-old North Carolina who was smoking while hooked up to an oxygen tank was killed Tuesday when her cigarette sparked an explosion. Belinda Coble, 61, was smoking a cigarette at her home in Zebulon, North Carolina, while oxygen was being provided at her home 20 miles northeast of Raleigh. The cigarette ...

Explosions kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Asia & Pacific 04/21/19, 09:10

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday, officials said, pitching the South Asian island nation into the worst chaos it has seen since a ...

Photos: 2 firefighters killed in Paris bakery blast, dozens injured

Europe 01/12/19, 12:14

French authorities said two firefighters were killed and 47 people injured in a powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday that blasted out windows and overturned cars. Firefighters pulled injured victims from windows and evacuated residents as smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise ...

Officer helped others as his home burned after gas blasts

U.S. 09/15/18, 13:40

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Ivan Soto's home was engulfed by flames, but the police officer was too busy helping other residents evacuate after a series of natural gas explosions to worry about his own loss. After making sure his family was safe, the Lawrence officer rushed back out to help others ...

‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Gas explosions destroy homes

U.S. 09/13/18, 22:19

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions one official described as "Armageddon" left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn ...

Photos: Multiple Explosions, Fires In Lawrence, Boston

U.S. 09/13/18, 21:36

A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight fires and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage. ...

Panicked neighborhoods evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes

U.S. 09/13/18, 21:29

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions left at least four people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight fires and turn off gas and electric lines to ...

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