Latest Explosions News

Police: 1 missing after building explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 8:56 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — One person was missing following a large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early Friday that heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away. The Houston Fire Department said one person was taken to a hospital...

FILE - This Sept. 16, 2019, file photo shows an aerial view of the devastation after an explosion at the Life Enrichment Advancing People (LEAP) building, in Farmington, Maine. The blast killed one firefighter and injured multiple other people. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal via AP, File)

Victim's daughter: Severed propane line led to fatal blast

Jan. 23, 2020 12:51 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A propane explosion that killed a firefighter and injured six of his colleagues and another person last year in Maine was caused by a post that was placed in the ground to protect an exterior heating unit, severing an underground gas line, according to testimony at a recent...

Man set on fire in Los Angeles electrical explosion

Jan. 22, 2020 8:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion in an electrical box set a man on fire Wednesday in Los Angeles and left him criticially injured, authorities said. A sub-contractor was working near an electrical panel at a commercial building in Pacoima at about 1 p.m. when the explosion occurred and the man received...

Swedish capital hit again by predawn blasts, 1 injured

Jan. 21, 2020 5:22 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two predawn explosions minutes apart rocked suburban Stockholm on Tuesday, damaging buildings and slightly injuring one person. Explosives were used, but authorities have ruled out terrorism. Following the blasts at housing complexes on the Swedish capital's northwestern...

Grenade kills at least 7 at wedding party in Sudan's capital

Jan. 20, 2020 5:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A grenade exploded during a wedding party in Sudan's capital Monday, killing at least seven people, including three children, security and medical officials said. The officials said the explosion also injured at least two dozen adults and children, who were taken to nearby hospitals from the...

3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2

Jan. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan's East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed two men. Maria Hrynenko, a landlord; Athanasios Ioannidis, a plumber; and Dilber Kukic, a contractor, each received a term of four to...

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

Jan. 17, 2020 12:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, reported on its online information portal that a male victim died at the scene of...

Florida woman saved from burning car just before it explodes

Jan. 17, 2020 8:19 AM EST

STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stopped at the scene of a burning wreck and teamed up with a sheriff's officer to save the woman inside just before the car exploded. Tony Weisman told WPTV on Thursday he saw the front part of a car on fire when he pulled up to the crash in Stuart, Florida, and was told...

Officials: Row house explosion caused by crack in gas main

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An explosion that left two people dead and destroyed five row houses in Philadelphia last month was caused by a crack in a gas main, officials announced Thursday. The investigation by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission into the underlying cause of the crack in the 92-year-old...

2 hurt in propane tank explosion at Sacramento homeless camp

Jan. 16, 2020 10:43 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in Sacramento say two people in a homeless encampment suffered burns when a propane tank exploded. The Sacramento Fire Department reported the incident on its Twitter account Thursday morning, saying the explosion ignited a small grass fire. Two people were being...