Latest Explosions News

Abu Dhabi police say drones may have caused an explosion on three oil tankers and minor fire at airport extension

Jan. 17, 2022 04:51 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi police say drones may have caused an explosion on three oil tankers and minor fire at airport extension.

Nebraska men sentenced for company's safety violations

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha company and two of its owners were sentenced Friday to federal prison for knowingly violating worker safety standards, leading to an explosion that killed two workers. Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services; Steven Michael Braithwaite, president and owner...

At least 8 killed, 9 wounded in Somalia explosion, doctor says, as witnesses report UN convoy appeared to be the target

Jan. 12, 2022 07:00 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 8 killed, 9 wounded in Somalia explosion, doctor says, as witnesses report UN convoy appeared to be the target.

Large explosion outside Somalia's main international airport has caused deaths and injuries, emergency responder says

Jan. 12, 2022 05:30 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Large explosion outside Somalia's main international airport has caused deaths and injuries, emergency responder says.

Officials: 1 dead after explosion at Virginia home

Jan. 11, 2022 08:40 AM EST

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — An apparent explosion at a Virginia home killed one person on Monday evening, fire officials said. Hanover County Fire and EMS said crews responded to a report of an explosion at a home on Billingswood Drive in Mechanicsville around 5 p.m., news outlets...

Oil well ignites near Grenora, no reports of injuries

Jan. 10, 2022 12:49 PM EST

GRENORA, N.D. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say an oil well exploded and caught fire Monday in northwestern North Dakota. There are no reports of any injuries. The Divide County Sheriff's Department says the oil storage tank that exploded held about 1,300 barrels of oil northeast of...

Taliban: Explosion kills 9 children in eastern Afghanistan

Jan. 10, 2022 06:39 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday killed nine children and wounded four, according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor. A statement from the governor’s office said the blast took place when a cart...

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

Jan. 08, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hospitals are full. Employee shortages in New York City cause delays in trash and subway services and diminish the ranks of firefighters and emergency workers. Airport officials shut down security checkpoints at the...

16 dead in lunchtime blast at cafeteria in southern China

Jan. 07, 2022 20:35 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A lunchtime explosion at an office cafeteria killed 16 people in southwest China on Friday and injured 10 others, authorities said. A gas leak is the suspected cause of the blast, the Chongqing city government said in an online statement. The...

Third person has died in Shawano County explosion

Jan. 03, 2022 11:48 AM EST

TOWN OF LESSOR, Wis. (AP) — A third man has died as the result of a garage explosion that also injured a fourth person in northeastern Wisconsin, officials said Monday. Shawano County sheriff's officials say two people died at the scene of the explosion on Friday in the Town of...