Latest Explosions News

A year ago: Death and birth at hospital hit by Beirut blast

Aug. 02, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Emmanuelle Khnaisser had been in labor all day, and now it was in the last stages. Her baby — her first — was crowning. Five floors below, Jessica Bezdjian was just coming in through the entrance of Beirut’s St. George Hospital. She was an hour early...

Southeastern Montana fire quickly expands, threatens homes

Jul. 29, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — A southeastern Montana wildfire exploded in size and was threatening numerous homes as it burns through grasslands and sage brush around the Crow Indian Reservation near the Wyoming border, officials said Thursday. No homes were lost when...

Germany: 3 more workers found dead at industrial blast site

Jul. 29, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The known death toll from an explosion at a German industrial park grew to five Thursday after authorities said the bodies of three more people were recovered from the chemical manufacturing site. Two people are still missing following Tuesday's explosion...

Little hope for 5 missing workers at German blast site

Jul. 28, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials said Wednesday they have little hope of finding five missing workers alive, a day after an explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in western Germany that killed at least two people and injured 31 others. Tuesday's explosion at the...

Southern Indiana man killed in accidental explosion

Jul. 28, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, Ind. (AP) — An 83-year-old man has died following an accidental explosion outside his rural southern Indiana home, authorities said. Kenneth Hayes was cutting on a fuel tank Tuesday outside his home near Versailles when an explosion occurred, investigators...

Officials say 1 person killed when Sullivan home explodes

Jul. 27, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

SULLIVAN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed Tuesday afternoon when a home exploded in the town Sullivan, about 45 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. The victim was inside the residence when it exploded and was the only person home when it happened, the...

At least 2 killed in German chemical blast; 31 injured

Jul. 27, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least two people on Tuesday, with 31 others injured and several still missing hours later. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after...

1 found dead after house explosion that injured 5 others

Jul. 27, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — One person was found dead after a house explosion in central Pennsylvania that reportedly injured five other people, authorities said. Emergency dispatchers in Blair County said the blast in Tyrone was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Monday and flames...

Company officials: A body has been recovered after an explosion at a German chemical complex; 4 people still missing

Jul. 27, 2021 07:52 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Company officials: A body has been recovered after an explosion at a German chemical complex; 4 people still missing.

Injuries reported after house explosion in Pennsyvlania

Jul. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — Injuries have been reported following a house explosion in central Pennsylvania, authorities said. Emergency dispatchers in Blair County said the blast in Tyrone was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Monday and flames spread to two other houses. ...