Latest Explosions News

3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2

Jan. 17, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan's East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed two men. Maria Hrynenko, a landlord; Athanasios Ioannidis, a plumber; and Dilber Kukic, a contractor, each received a term of four to...

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

Jan. 17, 2020 12:54 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of Mexico State, which surrounds the capital, reported on its online information portal that a male victim died at the scene of...

Florida woman saved from burning car just before it explodes

Jan. 17, 2020 8:19 AM EST

STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stopped at the scene of a burning wreck and teamed up with a sheriff's officer to save the woman inside just before the car exploded. Tony Weisman told WPTV on Thursday he saw the front part of a car on fire when he pulled up to the crash in Stuart, Florida, and was told...

Smoke rise following a big explosion at an industrial hub near the port city of Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, regional emergency services said Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Oliete)

Spain: Death toll from chemical plant explosion reaches 3

Jan. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EST

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — The death toll climbed to three Wednesday from a massive explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Spain as one person died in hospital and another body was found in the wreckage, authorities said. Another seven people were injured in the blast near a northeastern city late...

Trial begins against company in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

Jan. 15, 2020 12:31 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The wrongful death trial against a oilfield equipment contractor in connection with a January 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men in southeastern Oklahoma is underway. The McAlester News-Capital reports that attorneys for the families of Parker Waldridge of Crescent; Matt...

In this image made from video provided by Laura_presicce, a fire is seen in Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. 
A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona a “chemical accident” and said no information on possible deaths or injuries was available. (Laura_presicce via AP)

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities said. A press spokesman for the port city of Tarragona, where the plant is located, said a preliminary investigation...

Huge predawn explosion rocks Stockholm, no casualties

Jan. 13, 2020 7:48 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A predawn explosion rocked central Stockholm Monday, causing damage to buildings and parked cars but no casualties. Swedish police said explosives were used, but ruled out terrorism. The explosion occurred outside the entrance to a building housing a business and several apartments and led...

This image taken from a video on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 shows a light in the sky which appears to show the Ukrainian jetliner plane on fire and crashing into ground. Western leaders have said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile near Tehran, just hours after Iran launched a series of ballistic missiles at two US bases in Iraq to avenge the killing of its top general in an American airstrike last week. Iran on Friday Jan. 10, 2020, denied the allegations. (UGC via AP)

US experts concerned about Iran's handling of crash probe

Jan. 10, 2020 11:19 PM EST

U.S. and Canadian accident investigators are uncertain how much access they will get to the site of a Ukrainian passenger jet crash in Iran, and there were fears Friday that the probe might already be compromised by the removal of wreckage. The U.S. and its allies alleged earlier this week that the American-built...

Lawsuit: Gas utility's neglect led to fatal house explosion

Jan. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EST

CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) — The deaths of three people in a Kentucky home explosion are the fault of a utility company that failed to respond adequately to concerns about the smell of gas, relatives of the explosion victims say in a lawsuit. The Nov. 23 explosion instantly killed Phillip Vanderpool, 52, and his...

14 civilians killed in bus explosion in north Burkina Faso

Jan. 4, 2020 1:07 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 14 civilians, mostly students, died Saturday after their bus hit an explosive device in northwestern Burkina Faso on the way back from a school break, according to a local official. At least four others were also injured in the explosion on the Tougan axis in the...