Mining Truck Explodes in Ghana, Killing Dozens

The number of dead is not yet known, but the blast flattened structures in a small town and left a large crater.

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #ghana, #mines-and-mining

Source of Mysterious Gas Leak Explosion in Canadian Town Stumps Officials

An explosion last summer in an Ontario community built on 19th-century gas wells has left locals searching for answers and some certainty that their town will ever recover.

#explosions-accidental, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #ontario-canada

Did a Meteor Explode Over Pittsburgh?

A meteor likely either “exploded or vaporized” over the city on Saturday, a meteorologist said, setting off a strong vibration that one resident likened to a “shock wave.”

#explosions-accidental, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-weather-service, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #space-and-astronomy, #weather

Fuel Tanker Explodes in Haiti, Killing Dozens

Around 40 people died in the blast, according to initial reports. It was the latest tragedy to hit the country, which has been rocked by political violence, natural disasters, poverty and hunger.

#explosions-accidental, #haiti, #henry-ariel, #joseph-claude, #politics-and-government, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

6 Hurt as Midnight Explosion Rocks Brooklyn Block

Dozens were displaced by the blast. Its cause was not yet clear, but a neighbor said he reported smelling gas the day before.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cypress-hills-brooklyn-ny, #explosions-accidental, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

A Mine Disaster in Russia Highlights Safety Shortfalls in Rush to Dig Coal

At least 46 miners were killed in an explosion at a Siberian mine. The director of the mine has been taken into police custody, along with five other administrators.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #siberia

Russian Mine Blast Kills Dozens, Among Them Rescuers

Investigators said a gas buildup at a Siberian mine with a history of problems led to the deaths of at least 52 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #kemerovo-russia, #mines-and-mining, #russia

Tanker Truck Explodes in Sierra Leone, Killing at Least 98

The truck first started leaking fuel and people had rushed to collect it, an official said. Many of them died in the blast, along with others nearby.

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #freetown-sierra-leone, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #sierra-leone, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Viktor Bryukhanov, Blamed for the Chernobyl Disaster, Dies at 85

In charge of the plant in Ukraine, he was held responsible for the world’s worst nuclear-power disaster and imprisoned.

#bryukhanov-viktor-p, #chernobyl-ukraine, #deaths-obituaries, #explosions-accidental, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Explosion in Residential Area Kills at Least 11 in China

The cause of the blast, which took place in the central city of Shiyan, was still being investigated.

#china, #explosions-accidental, #hubei-province-china

A Serene Shore Resort, Except for the SpaceX ‘Ball of Fire’

For years, those in a rural Texas village cherished living among nature and wildlife. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has brought new fears and the promise of an economic boost to one of America’s poorest corners.

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Manhole Explosion in Manhattan Injures 3, Officials Say

The explosion damaged cars and storefronts and caused power failures on Manhattan’s East Side, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #manhattan-nyc, #manholes

Gender-Reveal Device Explosion Kills Man in Liberty, N.Y., Police Say

The explosion in a garage killed Christopher Pekny and injured his brother on Sunday, officials said. Another brother described what happened as “the freakiest of freak accidents.”

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #gender, #gender-reveal-party, #liberty-ny, #parties-social, #pekny-christopher-d-2021, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

‘Like an Earthquake’: Explosion Rips Through a Bronx House

Ten people suffered minor injuries in the blast, which knocked a door off its hinges and across the street and blew windows out of their frames.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-department-nyc, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fire-department-nyc

Watch SpaceX’s Starship Conduct a Test Launch

After defying the F.A.A. during its last test flight in December, the company aims to stick the landing this time.

#explosions-accidental, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #texas

Chinese Miners Pulled to Surface 2 Weeks After Underground Explosion

Rescuers have made contact with one group of 10 miners trapped 2,000 feet below ground in the blast. Others are still missing.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #mines-and-mining, #rescues, #shandong-province-china

Madrid Explosion Leaves at Least 3 Dead

The blast that destroyed several floors of a building in the Spanish capital appeared to be the result of a gas leak, the mayor said. Eleven people were injured.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #madrid-spain, #spain

Madrid Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Dead

The blast that destroyed several floors of a building in the Spanish capital appeared to be the result of a gas leak, officials said. Emergency workers said that rescues were underway.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #madrid-spain, #spain

The Korean War Emptied the Town. Those Who Rebuilt It May Now Be Rewarded

Hundreds of destitute families moved to a town bordering North Korea after the war. Six decades later, their dream of owning the land they helped cultivate may finally come true.

#agriculture-and-farming, #defense-and-military-forces, #explosions-accidental, #korean-war, #land-use-policies, #mines-explosive, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

Nashville Explosion Was an ‘Intentional’ Act, Officials Say

An explosion linked to a vehicle sent debris and shattered glass into the city streets.

#accidents-and-safety, #explosions-accidental, #nashville-tenn

Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

Lebanese Officials Try to Limit Inquiry Into Deadly Beirut Blast

Months after a huge explosion in Beirut’s port, the investigation has become mired in politics as powerful forces band together to block efforts to hold leaders accountable.

#aoun-michel-1935, #beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #corruption-institutional, #diab-hassan-1959, #explosions-accidental, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hezbollah, #immunity-from-prosecution, #lebanon, #politics-and-government

Explosion at Virginia Strip Mall Injures at Least Three

The shopping center was a “complete loss,” a city official said. The cause of the explosion was unknown.

#explosions-accidental, #harrisonburg-va, #parks-michael, #shopping-centers-and-malls

Battling Wildfire and Pandemic, Ukraine Faces a New Foe: Landmines

The blaze is setting off mines and other ordnance littering the war zone in eastern Ukraine, hampering already dangerous firefighting and evacuation efforts.

#explosions-accidental, #ukraine, #wildfires

Bangladesh Mosque Blast, Likely Due to Gas Leak, Kills at Least 14

Dozens of worshipers were severely burned in the blast on Friday night just outside Dhaka.

#bangladesh, #dhaka-bangladesh, #explosions-accidental, #mosques

Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

After nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate caused a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the West African nation of Senegal discovered the same amount sitting in its port in Dakar.

#ammonium-nitrate, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #explosions-accidental, #mali, #senegal, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

Pipeline Explosion in Corpus Christi Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Missing

Six people were injured, officials said, including some who were taken to hospitals to be treated for burns.

#corpus-christi-tex, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nueces-county-tex, #pipelines, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

Three homes were destroyed in the blast, the Fire Department said. Videos showed rubble and debris strewn across the street.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental

What Footage of the Beirut Explosion Tells Us About the Blast

The videos offer clues into the blast’s cause and the strength of its destructive power.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #bombs-and-explosives, #explosions-accidental

Burning Ships in Iran Add to String of Dozens of Explosions and Fires

Iranian officials say that some of the explosions at factories and military facilities, and some forest fires, may have been sabotage but blamed weather and accidents for the others.

#arson, #defense-and-military-forces, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #sabotage-crime, #tehran-iran, #wildfires

After Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a missile production facility. Iran said the episode was a gas explosion at a different military base.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #explosions-accidental, #iran, #israel, #military-bases-and-installations, #mossad, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states