Latest Explosions News

Mother is the 3rd person to die after Missouri home exploded

Aug. 19, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A young mother is the third member of her family to die in a gas explosion at her Missouri home, authorities said Friday. Myranda Gale Golden, 22, was hurt Monday when her home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in flames. She was taken to a burn...

Florida utility gets $500K fine, probation for fatal blast

Aug. 19, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida utility has been fined $500,000 and placed on three years' probation for a 2017 deadly explosion at a coal-fired power plant that killed five workers. The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Friday that Tampa Electric Co. also must adhere to...

Explosion collapses house, firefighters help 2 people escape

Aug. 19, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (AP) — An explosion collapsed a house, caused a fire, and hurled the garage door in the street, said firefighters, who helped two residents escape Friday. Firefighters responded to the single-family home in Hampstead a little after 7 a.m. One of the residents...

5 LA utility workers hurt in underground vault blast

Aug. 18, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five Los Angeles utility workers were hospitalized following an explosion Thursday in an underground electrical vault, officials said. The blast occurred shortly before 3 p.m. while a crew was working on a circuit inside the vault in the Universal City area,...

Girl, 3, dies days after house explosion that killed father

Aug. 18, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old Missouri girl has died from injuries sustained in a gas explosion that killed her father and injured her mother, two siblings and five other relatives, authorities said Thursday. The family's home in the far southern Missouri town of Wyatt erupted in...

1 dead, 9 injured in gas explosion at Missouri home

Aug. 15, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A gas explosion Monday at a southeast Missouri home killed one person and injured nine others, authorities said. The explosion happened around 7 a.m. in Wyatt, a town of about 280 people that's about 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of St. Louis, Capt. Barry...

Evansville house explosion victims died of trauma, asphyxia

Aug. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results released Monday for the three victims of a house explosion in a southern Indiana neighborhood show they died of blunt force trauma and compression asphyxia. A married couple who lived at the center of the Wednesday explosion in...

Death toll in fireworks depot blast in Armenia reaches 7

Aug. 15, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The death toll in a fireworks storage explosion in Armenia’s capital has risen to seven, officials said Monday, as rescuers combed through wreckage hunting for victims. Photos from the scene showed emergency services and volunteers searching for victims...

Fireworks blast at Yerevan market kills 2, injures 60

Aug. 14, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area tore through a popular market in Armenia's capital on Sunday, killing at least two people, injuring 60 others and setting off a large fire. Firefighters labored into the night after the early afternoon blast at...

Shooting, blast in Ecuador port city kills 5, damages homes

Aug. 14, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Gunfire and a subsequent explosion left at least five people dead, 15 injured and several others missing, as well as damaging homes, in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil, authorities said Sunday. On its Twitter account, Ecuador's Prosecutor's Office said...