Latest Explosions News

11 die as elevator cable snaps at work site in north China

Apr. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported. The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred around 8 a.m....

Board faults utility's equipment in fatal 2016 explosion

Apr. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A gas company's faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring caused a partial...

A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported

Apr. 22, 2019 6:53 AM EDT
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A van parked near a Sri Lankan church that was bombed on Easter Sunday has exploded, but no injuries have been reported.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

Apr. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular services...

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

Apr. 21, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Energy company employee faces uncertain future after blast

Apr. 17, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An energy company employee who suffered critical injuries from last week's fatal gas explosion in North Carolina faces an uncertain future. The family of PSNC employee Jay Rambeaut told WRAL on Tuesday that he has 150 holes in his chest from debris. He also has a skull fracture and...

4 remain hospitalized after North Carolina gas explosion

Apr. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Four people remain hospitalized after last week's fatal gas explosion in North Carolina. The blast in Durham killed one person and injured 25 others. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that those who remain hospitalized include the chief executive officer of a fiber...

NC businesses reopen after evacuation because of gas leak

Apr. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say businesses in a Fayetteville shopping center have reopened after they were evacuated because a construction crew struck a gas line. The gas leak at Cross Pointe Center came just days after a fatal explosion in Durham, located about 80 miles (130...

Taliban launch multi-pronged attack on northern Afghan city

Apr. 13, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a new assault early Saturday on the northern city of Kunduz, which briefly fell to the insurgents in 2015 and has come under attack several times since then. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz, said at least six people were killed...