Explosions

Emergency personnel move away as a gas fire continues to burn following an explosion at Minnehaha Academy Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Minneapolis. Several people are unaccounted for after an explosion and partial building collapse Wednesday at a Minneapolis school, fire officials said. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 1:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people are unaccounted for after an explosion and partial building collapse Wednesday at a grade school in Minneapolis, fire officials said. The Minneapolis Fire Department said the explosion was reported at Minnehaha Academy, a private Christian college prep school serving...
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July 21, 2017 - 12:01 pm
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at a northeastern Pennsylvania propane gas business has caused a number of injuries. Officials with Luzerne County emergency management say the explosion at Modern Gas Sales in Pittston Township was reported around 10:25 a.m. Friday. The number of...
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July 12, 2017 - 4:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say 12 firefighters and one police officer have been injured when a yacht exploded in a port in the west German town of Minden. The German news agency dpa reported that the firefighters were on the yacht to extinguish a smoldering fire early Wednesday, when the boat...
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July 06, 2017 - 10:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Passengers aboard an American Airlines flight that suffered an engine failure and fire last year climbed over seats and pressured flight attendants to evacuate the plane as the second engine continued to run, according to National Transportation Safety Board documents released...
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July 06, 2017 - 9:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Passengers aboard an American Airlines 767 that suffered an engine failure and fire last year climbed over seats and pressured flight attendants to evacuate the plane as the second engine continued to run. The National Transportation Safety Board released its findings Thursday into...
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July 06, 2017 - 7:15 am
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what caused an explosion that sent a plume of potentially dangerous smoke into the air at a Florida Air Force Base. No injuries were reported after the explosion Wednesday morning at the McKinley Climatic Lab, but several...
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July 06, 2017 - 5:56 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian TV says an explosion has gone off in the central city of Hama, killing at least three people. The state-run TV says Thursday's midday explosion went off in a bus station in the city, which is controlled by President Bashar Assad's forces. It said the "terrorist blast...
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Bangladeshi firefighters and rescuers stand on the debris after a Monday evening boiler explosion at a garment factory owned by export-oriented Multifabs Ltd. at Kashimpur area in Gazipur district, outside capital Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
July 04, 2017 - 9:28 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A boiler explosion at a garment factory in Bangladesh owned by export-oriented Multifabs Ltd. has killed 10 people and injured 50, officials said Tuesday. Local police chief Aminul Islam said the explosion occurred Monday evening at Kashimpur in Gazipur district, outside...
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An explosion occurred at new Richmond Hall on the Murray State University campus Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Murray, Ky. Officials say a blast at an unused Kentucky dormitory has caused extensive damage, with one employee hospitalized with injuries. Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call told media outlets that the explosion at Murray State University was believed to have been caused by a natural gas leak. (Edward Marlowe/The Paducah Sun via AP)
June 28, 2017 - 10:13 pm
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a blast at an unused Kentucky dormitory has caused extensive damage, with one employee hospitalized with injuries. Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call told media outlets that the explosion at Murray State University was believed to have been...
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Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hundred people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. (AP Photo/Iram Asim)
June 26, 2017 - 12:49 am
BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror...
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