Explosions

This image provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage, shows Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building in Magnitogorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Russian emergency officials say that at least four people have died after sections of an apartment building collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in the Ural Mountains region. (Chelyabinsk Region Governor Press Service photo via AP)
December 31, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia's Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment building where at least four people died. The nation's top investigative agency, the...
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Viewed from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the night sky is alight as a Con Edison facility in the Queens borough of New York experiences a transformer explosion, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
December 28, 2018 - 2:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion. The blast prompted a brief...
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December 21, 2018 - 1:52 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A spokesman for a mining company says the death toll in a methane explosion that hit a coal mine in northeast Czech Republic has increased to 13. Ivo Celechovsky of the OKD mining company said Friday that 11 of the dead were Polish nationals while two were Czechs. Another 10 miners...
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FILE - This July 11, 2018, file photo, shows the aftermath of a gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis. Police in Sun Prairie are planning to announce Thursday, Dec. 20, the results of a criminal investigation into an explosion that leveled a city block and killed a firefighter. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 7:52 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Miscommunication and an improperly marked gas main were to blame for an explosion last summer that killed a Wisconsin firefighter, injured 11 other people and leveled a city block, authorities said Thursday in announcing that no one would face charges. The July 10 blast...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say an off-duty Russian police lieutenant has been hospitalized after a World War II-era land mine exploded on the side of a highway. Police say the officer found the mine alongside the highway and sustained injuries after it exploded. A passerby on the highway saw the...
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Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long holds up a replica of the military seaplane he was standing watch on when Japanese warplanes attacked Hawaii 77 years ago, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at his home in Napa, California. Long was alone on the anchored plane in the middle of Kaneohe Bay, across the island from Pearl Harbor, when the attack happened, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. When the gunfire finally reached his plane, setting the aircraft ablaze, he jumped into the water and found himself swimming through fire to safety. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 07, 2018 - 7:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the attack that killed and wounded thousands unfolded...
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Smoke billows in the area where an explosion occurred in a petrol station in Borgo Quinzio, near Rieti, Italy, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells ANSA news agency that the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding to an initial blaze when a huge explosion rattled the area. The blast occurred along the Salaria state road, one of the main highways north of Rome. (Emiliano Grillotti/ANSA via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian news reports say an explosion at a gas station has killed two people and injured several others. Rieti police chief Antonio Mannoni tells the ANSA news agency the incident occurred Wednesday as a fuel tanker was offloading fuel at the service station. Fire crews were responding...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles in the aftermath of an explosion at a plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. Ltd Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Zhangjiakou city, northeastern China's Hebei province. The explosion early Wednesday outside the chemical plant in northeastern China has killed people and destroyed scores of vehicles. (Xinhua via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 2:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — 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 safety in the world's second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a...
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November 21, 2018 - 12:57 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Families in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley are facing a challenging Thanksgiving following September's natural gas explosions. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas service in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover, and more than 1,000 residents are in temporary housing...
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A burned pick-up truck rests on Pearson Rd. after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 11:01 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The few residents of the burned-out Northern California city of Paradise who were able to inspect their property on Saturday saw nothing but disappointment. Nearly the entire city of 27,000 residents lay in ruins and most were still barred from returning to the still...
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