Explosions

July 16, 2019 - 6:07 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana coroner says a 43-year-old man has died of injuries from an industrial explosion late last month. The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office says Jonathan Hall of the DeSoto Parish town of Stonewall died early Tuesday at Ochsner LSU Health Hospital. The news...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, cloud of orange smoke rises over nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as seen from Cocoa Beach, Fla., after the SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule was destroyed during a test. SpaceX says a leaky valve caused its crew capsule to explode during the test back in April. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday, July 15, 2019. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP, File)
July 15, 2019 - 5:55 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investigation Monday. SpaceX...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:39 am
BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will honor an astronaut killed in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger with a historic highway marker. State officials say the dedication ceremony for the marker honoring Mike Smith will be held Friday near the Michael J. Smith Airport in Beaufort (BOW...
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This image provided by the Eden, N.C., Police Department, shows damage to a KFC restaurant early Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Eden, N.C. Police say nobody was inside the restaurant when it was destroyed in an overnight explosion. (Deputy Chief Clint Simpson/Eden Police Department via AP)
July 11, 2019 - 9:47 am
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say nobody was inside a KFC restaurant when it was destroyed in an overnight explosion. Police responded to the blast in Eden, North Carolina, around 1 a.m. Thursday. Eden Police photos show the collapsed building with debris scattered on the road and...
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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 - 2:46 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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July 08, 2019 - 12:31 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old South Carolina man has died after suffered burns and other injuries while holding a firework over his head. Spartanburg Police spokesman Art Littlejohn said the firework exploded while the man was holding it on Independence Day in a Spartanburg...
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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 - 5:25 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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July 06, 2019 - 10:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in southern Poland say that a woman and her two children have been killed in a gas explosion in an apartment in the city of Bytom. Four other people have been hospitalized. A spokeswoman for local firefighters, Aneta Golebiowska, said the explosion occurred shortly...
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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 - 8:23 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 - 7:02 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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