Building explosions

In this aerial photo, firefighters battle a fire at the scene of an explosion in Durham, N.C. Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Julie Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 1:32 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A gas explosion that partially collapsed a North Carolina building and set it ablaze Wednesday morning killed one person and injured more than a dozen others, police said. Police cars blocked the streets near the explosion in downtown Durham and a thick, acrid smoke hung over...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo, firefighters try to douse flames in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo)
February 21, 2019 - 11:25 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother. Hossain stood outside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening along with others holding pictures of family members...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 9:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air for hours Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the streets. It took utility crews more than two hours to put out the fire after private construction...
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San Francisco fire chief Joanne Hayes-White gestures in front of Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson Paul Doherty while speaking to reporters about a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Utility crews had to hand dig underground to shut off gas flowing to a fire that raged in a San Francisco neighborhood. A spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric, Melissa Subbotin, says that's...
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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 - 5:14 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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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 - 9:26 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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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 - 10:20 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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January 04, 2019 - 3:55 am
BERLIN (AP) — An explosion outside an office of the far-right Alternative for Germany party in an eastern town has damaged windows and doors in the building, drawing condemnation from a senior regional official. No one was hurt. Police told news agency dpa that an unknown substance exploded...
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This photo provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry taken from tv footage shows shows an Emergency Situations employee holding a cat rescued from debris of damaged parts of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 3:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — After three-and-a-half days of fighting a mountain of concrete, cold weather and time, rescue teams in an industrial Russian city ended a search for people who were inside an apartment building where an explosion triggered a partial collapse, giving a final death toll Thursday of 39...
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This image made from video and provided by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry shows Emergency Situations employees working at the scene of a collapsed section of an apartment building, in Magnitigorsk, a city of 400,000 about 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 9:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the search of a partially collapsed apartment building in Russia: (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Russia's emergencies ministry says the search of the concrete rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building has ended and the number of deaths stands at 39. The ministry...
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