Latest Explosions News

In Ukraine, surviving when your home is blasted

May. 20, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

VELYKA KOSTROMKA, Ukraine (AP) — The explosions started in the middle of the night, shaking the house to its foundations. Roof timbers splintered and windows shattered, sending shards of glass hurtling above three sleeping children into the opposite wall. It was around 2 a.m. and...

6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small...

Officials: 7 hurt in explosion at Maryland nail salon

May. 17, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Seven people, including police officers and EMS personnel, were injured in an explosion at a Maryland nail salon on Monday night, officials said. Baltimore County police officers responded to a disturbance at a Woodlawn nail salon and encountered a person who...

Food truck explodes at Florida seafood festival

May. 14, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A food truck exploded during a seafood festival in Florida on Saturday, sending one person to the hospital with severe burns, according to authorities. The Vero Beach police said state and local fire officials are investigating the cause of the explosion....

Company charged in deadly 2017 Wisconsin plant explosion

May. 13, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has charged a milling company with fraud and conspiracy in connection with an explosion at a Wisconsin corn plant that killed five workers in 2017, the Justice Department announced Friday. The grand jury returned an indictment earlier this...

Lebanon vote seen as last chance in crisis-plagued nation

May. 13, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In households across Lebanon, it's likely that one or more family members are planning to emigrate — if they can get a passport. Demand is high but the bankrupt government has not paid the company contracted to issue or renew the documents. Lebanese spend their days...

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

May. 12, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. Concrete plunged...

5 feared dead after chemical plant explosion in Slovenia

May. 12, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns after the blast,...

OSHA proposes $454,000 fine in oil drilling site explosion

May. 11, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators have determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte last November that permanently disabled one worker and left two others...

Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 43 -- most hotel workers

May. 10, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The elegant Hotel Saratoga was supposed to reopen in Havana on Tuesday after a two-year pandemic break. Instead, it was a day of mourning for the 43 people known to have died in an explosion that ripped the building apart. Emergency workers continued to hunt through...