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Gas explosion in central China kills at least 12

Jun. 13, 2021 07:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured Sunday after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in central China. Responders to the early morning blast in the city of Shiyan in Hubei province sent more than 150 people to...

Man dies in blaze intentionally set with homemade fireworks

Jun. 11, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say the body of a man was recovered inside the remnants of his home that he intentionally set ablaze with homemade fireworks after an altercation with a code enforcement officer Thursday afternoon. Lower Providence Township Police Chief...

Resident threatens code officer before explosions at home

Jun. 10, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man threatened a code enforcement officer shortly before a series of explosions at his home turned into a raging fire Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Police were working to locate the man while fire crews battled the blaze at the Eagle...

Judge rules in utility's favor in deadly Indiana explosion

Jun. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a utility in a lawsuit filed over a 2017 natural gas explosion in southwestern Indiana that killed two women and injured three other people. A Vanderburgh County judge granted CenterPoint’s motion for summary...

Suburban Chicago police probe device that exploded in house

Jun. 09, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — An explosive device was thrown through the window of a suburban Chicago house, causing an explosion that blew out the home’s windows, police said Wednesday. Police and firefighters in Evanston who responded to a house explosion reported about...

Sheriff: 2 killed in Albany County house explosion

Jun. 05, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BERNE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a house explosion that killed an older couple late Friday in Albany County. Victor Porlier, 83, and Lois Porlier, 72, died in a fiery blast that leveled their home located outside Albany and was felt miles away. ...

3 killed when gas cylinder explodes at Baghdad restaurant

Jun. 03, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — An explosion at a crowded restaurant in a northwestern Baghdad neighborhood killed three people and injured 16 Thursday evening, two Iraqi health officials said. A military statement said a gas cylinder exploded at the restaurant in the city's Kadhmiyah...

Man killed in Lyons house explosion is identified

Jun. 03, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Rice County have identified the man killed in a house explosion last month in the town of Lyons. The victim on Thursday was identified as 65-year-old Terry Sawyers. Firefighters responded to the home on May 27....

2 found dead after house explosion; autopsies planned

Jun. 02, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania coroner has confirmed that two people were found dead after a house explosion. Emergency dispatchers in Lancaster County say crews were dispatched just before 6 p.m. Tuesday to the Mount Joy Township address following reports of...

Officials: 3 injured in explosion, fire at Iowa apartment

May. 28, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — Three people were injured Friday morning in an explosion and resulting fire at a Creston apartment building, fire officials in the southwestern Iowa city said. The explosion was reported about 9 a.m., television station KCCI reported. The Creston...