Explosions

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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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 13, 2019 - 9:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman's body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north-central Paris...
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Firefighters tends to a wounded person near the site 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 injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
January 12, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak blew apart a Paris bakery on Saturday and devastated the street it was on, killing three people and injuring dozens as it blasted out windows and overturned nearby cars, French authorities said. Witnesses described the sound of the...
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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 12, 2019 - 3:59 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police and witnesses say many people are dead in Nigeria after an oil tanker overturned and exploded while people were scooping up leaking fuel. Police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo tells The Associated Press that 12 people are dead and 22 badly burned in the blast Friday evening in...
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