Explosions

August 01, 2019 - 12:01 am
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Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 4:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area. The fire began after an explosion at approximately 11:07 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil...
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In this July 23, 2019 photo, Jim Andrews, a University of Vermont herpetology lecturer, holds a young northern leopard frog in Salisbury, Vt. A wet spring has resulted in a 100-fold increase in the population of the particular frog in a region of Vermont. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
July 25, 2019 - 12:16 pm
SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors. University of Vermont herpetology lecturer James Andrews...
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FILE — In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo Doug Sheff, right, an attorney for the family of Leonel Rondon, pictured at left, faces reporters during a news conference, in Boston. Rondon, 18, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass., after the chimney of an exploding house crashed on to his car and crushed him. Shelf and NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019 that a wrongful death lawsuit by Rondon's family has been settled. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not...
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A police officer guards the area after an explosion on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Plantation, Fla. Several people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in the South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses were damaged. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 07, 2019 - 4:25 am
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The...
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In this photo provided by Raven Green, is damage to a dormitory building with windows blown out and other debris that fell after an explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Reno, Nev. Authorities say a utilities explosion at the university caused the partial collapse of a dormitory building and at least minor injuries. Student Raven Green told The Associated Press she was in her room at Argenta Hall watching Netflix when she heard a loud boom and felt the building shake. (Raven Green via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 7:23 pm
A mechanical failure caused an explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno, injuring eight people and causing the partial collapse of a mostly empty dormitory building, authorities said. Photos posted to social media showed extensive damage spanning multiple floors of Argenta Hall. Windows...
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July 05, 2019 - 6:02 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey's border with Syria on Friday has left two people dead and two others injured, Turkey's state-run news agency said. The blast occurred inside a car some 750 meters (yards) from a local government office in the border town of Reyhanli,...
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Firefighters look over the wreckage following a fire and explosion at a home in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Officials say a man who called 911 from the home after the explosion was rescued and taken by helicopter to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. (Charlotte Fire Department via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leaking gas led to the fire and house explosion in North Carolina that killed a woman and left a man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told a news conference that he couldn't provide any...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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Firefighters search through the rubble of a exploded building in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 27, 2019 - 1:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian firefighters say they have found a body at a residential building in Vienna following a suspected gas explosion. Vienna fire service spokesman Christian Feiler said Thursday that the female body was found overnight inside the house, according to the Austria Press Agency...
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