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Explosion rocks NW Indiana steel mill, no injuries reported

Nov. 30, 2021 15:22 PM EST

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — An explosion rocked a steel mill in northwest Indiana on Tuesday, rattling nearby residents and producing a plume of smoke visible miles away, though no one was injured, officials said. The blast at the Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor steel mill...

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51

Nov. 27, 2021 11:42 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Saturday ordered five people to remain in pre-trial detention for two months pending an investigation into a devastating blast in a coal mine in Siberia that resulted in dozens of deaths. Russian authorities reported 51 deaths after a...

Russia names 51 people presumed dead in coal mine accident

Nov. 26, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday released the names of 51 people presumed dead after a devastating methane explosion in a coal mine in Siberia, believed to be the deadliest since 2010. The list with names of 46 miners and five rescuers was published online...

Blast blows man from home destroyed by fire

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man said an explosion blew him from his home before it was destroyed by fire Thursday. Deputy Chief Courtney Wade with the Morehead City Fire Department said crews responded to the call about a possible explosion around 4:30 p.m....

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Nov. 25, 2021 16:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14...

Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 8

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia's capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large...

Families of Beirut blast victims rally for probe to resume

Nov. 25, 2021 09:14 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Families of the victims of last year’s explosion in Beirut’s port rallied Thursday outside Lebanon’s top court against what they say are intentional obstructions to the probe of the devastating blast. They said their message to authorities was: “We are sick of...

Girl, 4, woman, 55, killed in Michigan house explosion

Nov. 23, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl died in an explosion and fire that destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. Three houses on Flint's west side were...

Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2

Nov. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion took place around 2 p.m....

Lebanon receives Beirut blast satellite images from Russia

Nov. 22, 2021 11:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Lebanon's Foreign Minister said Monday his country has received from Russia satellite pictures of the Port of Beirut on the day of last year’s devastating blast. The imagery would be the first made available by a foreign government to the Lebanese probe marred by legal...