Explosions

A rescue team is pictured at the CSM coal mime in Karvina, Czech Republic, Tursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The death toll in a methane explosion that hit the coal mine in northeast Czech Republic increased to 13, a mining company said Friday. (Jaroslav Ozana/CTK via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 6:48 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The death toll in a methane explosion at a black coal mine in northeastern Czech Republic has increased to 13, a mining company said Friday. OKD mining company spokesman Ivo Celechovsky said that 12 of the dead were Polish nationals while one was Czech, correcting information given...
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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 - 8:52 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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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 - 10:07 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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As her mother Rosaly wipes away a tear, Lucianny Rondon, sister of Leonel Rondon, the young man killed in the Sept. 13, 2018, Merrimack Valley gas explosions, pauses while making a statement during a hearing on gas pipeline safety in the Merrimack Valley Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
November 26, 2018 - 5:57 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Executives at the utility company responsible for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts should step down, congressional members said Monday at a special hearing into the disaster. The six House and Senate members from Massachusetts and New Hampshire...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:57 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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November 18, 2018 - 2:29 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at...
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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 - 9:35 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods in this Northern California town found cars incinerated and homes reduced to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston. Federal investigators are confirming that over pressurized natural gas lines were the source of a series of explosions and fires in communities north of Boston last month. The preliminary report on Thursday, Oct. 11 from the National Transportation Safety Board said that Columbia Gas work in Lawrence on Sept. 13 failed to account for the location of critical gas pressure sensors, causing high-pressure gas to flood the distribution system at excessive levels. (WCVB via AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 5:46 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Over-pressurized natural gas lines were the source of deadly explosions and fires that rocked communities north of Boston last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The five-page, preliminary report found that utility workers contracted by Columbia Gas had...
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A man walks on a heavily damaged street due to the earthquake in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Desperation was visible everywhere Tuesday among victims receiving little aid in areas heavily damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami, four days after the disaster devastated parts of Indonesia's central Sulawesi island. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 02, 2018 - 5:35 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Desperation exploded into anger four days after an earthquake and tsunami decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi, leaving hungry residents grabbing food from damaged stores on Tuesday and begging the president for help. The confirmed toll exceeded 1,200...
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Authorities investigate the scene of Saturday's fatal car explosion in Allentown, Pa., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 01, 2018 - 12:14 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Investigators returned to the scene Monday of a car explosion that killed three people in downtown Allentown, trying to get to the bottom of the deadly blast that authorities were treating as a crime. About 30 investigators combed the scene, most of them from the federal...
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