Explosions

February 08, 2019 - 7:25 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says a mine has exploded in agricultural land in the central province of Hama killing seven civilians and wounding another. SANA said the mine blast occurred Friday east of the central town of Salamiyeh adding that it was left behind by militants who...
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A San Francisco Police officer watches as a crew works at the scene of a Wednesday fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. A gas explosion in shot a tower of flames into the sky and burned five buildings including one of the city's popular restaurants before firefighters brought the blaze under control. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 07, 2019 - 3:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate a natural gas explosion in San Francisco that sent flames into the sky for hours and damaged five buildings, an official said Thursday. An eight-person team will travel to San Francisco, said Eric Weiss, a spokesman for...
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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 investigate an underground electrical explosion, in midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The fire department is looking into reports that multiple manhole covers blew off Peachtree Street. Both police and Atlanta Fire Rescue said there were no reports of any injuries. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 10:13 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are investigating an underground electrical explosion in midtown Atlanta. The fire department is looking into reports that multiple manhole covers blew off Peachtree Street. Both police and Atlanta Fire Rescue said there were no reports of any injuries Wednesday morning...
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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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January 26, 2019 - 1:13 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of the capital, injuring one person late Saturday, a police officer said. The person wounded in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher and had been given a small piece of luggage by an unknown person who...
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January 18, 2019 - 11:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves...
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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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An Emergency services worker at the scene of the destroyed top floor of a apartment building in the city of Shakhty, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. (AP Photo)
January 14, 2019 - 6:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the city of Shakhty, not far from the Ukrainian border, before...
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