Explosions

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 06, 2019 - 7:28 am
You don't have to look far on social media to find people talking about loud, strong, bright booms reported in and around New Orleans and other places. Locally we have received reports from Uptown, Lakeview, Mid-City, Bucktown, Harrahan, River Ridge, Wagaman, Algiers, Harvey, Chalmette, Mandeville...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Residents and tourists in a town in western Cuba saw a flare pass through the sky and heard an explosion Friday in what officials said was a meteorite strike. Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire and a smoke trail in a clear midday sky, and a rain of black stones fell on the...
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Authorities respond after a three-story home collapsed in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Police at the scene said a gas explosion was being explored as a possible cause of what tore off the home's front and demolished the dwelling in a residential neighborhood on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
January 28, 2019 - 4:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities are investigating the cause of a gas explosion that blew the facade off an apartment building, injuring 10 people, including four who were rescued from under the rubble. Firefighters and search-and-rescue teams using sniffer dogs freed the final...
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January 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of the capital, injuring one person late Saturday, a police officer said. The person wounded in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher and had been given a small piece of luggage by an unknown person who...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves...
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This image taken from video, shows an explosion on the roof of a building at the University of Lyon, France, Thursday Jan. 17, 2019. A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the university, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. (Yassmin Officiel via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 8:26 am
PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service...
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January 14, 2019 - 1:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in southern Russia say a suspected gas explosion has killed at least one person and injured two others. The Emergency Situations Ministry said that the blast ripped through an apartment building in the city of Shakhty on Monday morning. Rostov region governor Vasily...
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The scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injuring more than 40 people blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. (Matthieu Croissandeau via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 8:33 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in north-central Paris also injured dozens of...
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The scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injuring more than 40 people blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. (Matthieu Croissandeau via AP)
January 12, 2019 - 9:20 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on blast at Paris bakery (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Spanish foreign minister says a Spanish woman is among those killed in a Paris bakery explosion and fire believed caused by a gas leak, and another Spanish person was injured. Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a gas leak explosion in Paris, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Paris police say several people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a bakery believed caused by a gas leak. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
January 12, 2019 - 5:36 am
PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition, blasted out windows and overturned cars, French authorities said. Firefighters pulled injured victims out of windows and evacuated residents...
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