Mexico: 7.1 earthquake terrifies residents, videos show

America 09/08/21, 14:37

In Mexico City, the already long-suffering Mexican capital convulsed by earthquakes, another one measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale occurred, and numerous inhabitants remained in the streets for hours during the night of Aug. 7 for fear of aftershocks.     Videos posted on social networks show the general anguish and uneasiness, while ...

More than dozen hurt in blast at Beechcraft plant in Kansas

U.S. 12/27/19, 13:27

More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion happened at around 8 a.m. at the facility, which ...

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Europe 12/06/19, 05:20

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward the top of the 12-story building in the city of ...

Fire continues at Texas plant; 50,000 people under evacuation order

U.S. 11/28/19, 09:14

More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens said the evacuation order and a 10 p.m. curfew order remain in effect. Officials don’t ...

3 hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by 2 massive explosions

U.S. 11/28/19, 01:44

Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile (7-kilometer) radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 80 miles ...

1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans

U.S. 10/20/19, 15:50

Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. The explosions set off massive clouds of dust. After the dust cleared, ...

5 injured in utility explosions at California Oktoberfest

U.S. 10/06/19, 12:20

Five people were hurt and revelers scrambled for safety when a series of explosions in an underground electrical vault sent flames shooting into the sky during an Oktoberfest celebration at a shopping and dining complex in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. Two firefighters and two restaurant employees were treated for minor ...

Explosions, fire rock US oil refinery; gas prices could rise

U.S. 06/21/19, 16:28

Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe. The fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex was ...

Update: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

New York 06/17/19, 17:09

The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local):6:10 p.m.An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey.Firefighters and other emergency personnel work at the site of house explosion in ...

Explosion levels New Jersey home; 1 injured

U.S. 06/17/19, 14:35

An explosion leveled a home in northern New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone person inside who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer.Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke were visible as the two-story home quickly crumbled to the ground after the morning explosion ...

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:42

The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training and a deactivated alarm system as factors.The report by the ...

Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon

Europe 05/25/19, 04:22

French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon.Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of a man with a bike caught on video surveillance. They describe the suspect, wearing light-coloured shorts ...

Small blast in French city of Lyon wounds 7; cause unclear

Soccer 05/24/19, 12:56

A small explosion Friday on a commercial street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said.The cause of the blast that occurred in or outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree wasn't immediately clear, according to Kamel Amerouche, the regional authority's communications chief. ...

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:59

The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of accident data did not support the ...

Investigation finds natural gas caused fatal house explosion

U.S. 05/22/19, 07:12

Fire investigators have determined the explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person was caused by natural gas. Fifty-year-old William Phillips was killed when a home exploded Sunday in Jeffersonville, north of Louisville, Kentucky. His wife, Janet Phillips, remained in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital. Investigators for the ...

Man killed in southern Indiana house explosion identified

U.S. 05/21/19, 15:37

A coroner has released the name of the man who was killed when an explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana.Clark County Coroner Billy Scott on Tuesday identified the man as William Phillips. The News and Tribune reports Scott said it will be several weeks before a formal cause of ...

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 23:26

Crews in New Zealand on Tuesday reentered an underground coal mine where a methane explosion killed 29 workers more than eight years ago, raising hopes among family members that they might find bodies and new evidence that leads to criminal charges.Anna Osborne, whose husband Milton was killed in the explosion, ...

House explosion kills 1, injures 2 in southern Indiana city

U.S. 05/19/19, 12:34

An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said.Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying onto roofs, lawns and cars, officials had not said what they believe caused ...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

U.S. 05/17/19, 10:39

Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. Officials say emergency responders found 20-year-old Nathan Hedgepeth injured but alive just before 2 a.m. Friday on the lawn outside the home in Dorrance, about 115 miles northwest of Philadelphia. He told ...

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