Latest Explosions News

Cause of explosion sought that leveled building in Taylor

Oct. 22, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Neb. (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of an explosion that leveled a vacant building in the small north-central Nebraska town of Taylor. The explosion happened Tuesday afternoon, when Loup County volunteer firefighters were called to the town of...

16 killed in Russian gunpowder factory blast

Oct. 22, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion and fire at a gunpowder factory in Russia on Friday killed 16 people, officials said. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about 270 kilometers (about 167 miles) southeast of...

Volvo adds 195,000 vehicles to recall for dangerous air bags

Oct. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volvo is recalling another 195,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the front driver's air bags could explode and send shrapnel into the cabin. It's the company's third U.S. recall for the issue with air bag inflators made by supplier ZF/TRW. It stems from...

At least 3 dead in apparent gas explosion in north China

Oct. 21, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An apparent gas explosion gutted part of a high rise in northern China on Thursday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 30. It occurred at a hotel in Shenyang, a city of more than 8 million people and a major industrial center that is in...

Authorities: Man shot into apartment, causing explosion

Oct. 20, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fire investigators believe a man shot into a Dallas apartment and hit a gas line, causing an explosion that injured seven people, including four firefighters, authorities said. Police said Tuesday that Phillip Dankins, 28, faces seven felony counts of...

Newspaper: Lawsuits over deadly propane blast are settled

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Two lawsuits filed in the aftermath of a thunderous propane explosion in Maine that killed a firefighter and injured others have been settled. A court document filed this week indicates a lawsuit against two companies on behalf of the deceased...

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of last year's massive Beirut port blast reaffirmed their support Saturday for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing calls for his ouster by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies. The...

House explosion, fire under investigation; owner injured

Oct. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Firefighters in Maine are investigating a house explosion and fire that injured the homeowner. The residence is a complete loss following the explosion Friday afternoon in Embden, state fire and police said in a news release. ...

Officials: Explosion, fire, explosion in home not accidental

Oct. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a Tempe house where two women were found dead wasn't accidental, but circumstances of the incident remain unclear, city officials announced Friday. Investigators determined that the explosion occurred early Monday morning...

Woman dies after last month's huge blast in Sweden

Oct. 15, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman who was among four people seriously injured in a huge building explosion and fire last month that damaged at least 140 apartments has died, Swedish police said Friday. The woman died in the hospital where she was being treated, police...