Latest Explosions News

Explosion at a sugar factory in eastern Tanzania kills 11 workers, including 3 foreigners

May. 23, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — An electric short at a sugar factory in Tanzania on Thursday morning set off an explosion that killed 11 workers, including three foreign nationals, police said. The electrical fault caused a steam pipe to burst as a technical team was readying machines...

An explosion at an apartment building in northeastern China kills 1 and injures 3

May. 23, 2024 05:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at an apartment building in northeastern China killed one person and injured three others on Thursday, state media reported. Parts of the five-story apartment building in Harbin were damaged, with one apartment’s balcony completely blown off, videos on...

Petrochemical company fined more than $30 million for 2019 explosions near Houston

May. 21, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A Texas petrochemical company has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Air Act and agreed to pay more than $30 million in connection with two explosions that injured workers and caused the evacuation of thousands, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. ...

Four people killed in a house explosion in southwestern Missouri

May. 20, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

GOODHOPE, Mo. (AP) — Four people in rural Missouri died when an explosion that could be heard 10 miles (6.2 kilometers) away occurred at a house. The explosion happened Saturday night near the unincorporated town of Goodhope. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase said the home was...

Father and daughter killed in deadly Ohio house explosion, police say

May. 16, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — A father and daughter were killed in a house explosion early Thursday in a northwestern Ohio community, authorities said. It was not clear what caused the blast, which occurred around 5:30 a.m. in Wauseon and also injured two other people. The explosion sent...

Mobile home explodes in Minnesota, killing 2 people, sheriff's office says

May. 07, 2024 14:34 PM EDT

PRINCETON, Minn. (AP) — Two people died when a mobile home exploded in Minnesota early Tuesday in a blast heard miles away. The explosion in Princeton prompted several calls to 911 shortly after 4 a.m., Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Evenson told the Minneapolis Star...

Owner of exploded Michigan building arrested at airport while trying to leave US, authorities say

Apr. 26, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The owner of a suburban Detroit business that caught fire and exploded, killing a man, was arrested at a New York airport as he was preparing to depart for Hong Kong on a one-way ticket, authorities said Friday. U.S. Customs and New York Port...

Detroit-area man charged with manslaughter in fatal building explosion

Apr. 25, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit businessman was charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday in connection with an explosion at a building he owned in which a nitrous oxide cannister propelled through the air, striking and killing another man. Noor Noel Kestou, 31,...

Music Review: Neil Young delivers appropriately ragged, raw live version of 1990's 'Ragged Glory'

Apr. 22, 2024 12:20 PM EDT

The venerable Neil Young offers a ragged and raw live take of his beloved 1990 album “Ragged Glory” with a new album, titled “Fu##in’ Up.” Of course, the 2024 version doesn't have the same semi-youthful energy that the 44-year-old Young put into the original. Maybe his...

An explosion razes a home in Maryland, sending 1 person to the hospital

Apr. 21, 2024 09:56 AM EDT

ESSEX, Md. (AP) — An explosion razed a home in suburban Baltimore, officials said, sending one person to the hospital for injuries and requiring aid from dozens of firefighters to douse the flames. Baltimore County fire officials said they were called to the scene in the Essex...