Latest Explosions News

Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

Feb. 22, 2024 14:05 PM EST

Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise was...

Explosion at Virginia home kills 1 firefighter and injures 11 others, including 9 firefighters

Feb. 17, 2024 08:26 AM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — One firefighter was killed and nine others were injured when an explosion in a Washington, D.C., suburb on Friday leveled a home where they were investigating a gas leak. Two other people were also injured. The firefighters were called to the home in Sterling,...

Explosion at Virginia home kills 1 firefighter and hospitalizes 9 firefighters and 2 civilians

Feb. 16, 2024 23:09 PM EST
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Explosion at Virginia home kills 1 firefighter and hospitalizes 9 firefighters and 2 civilians.

2 former Didion Milling officials sentenced to 2 years in Wisconsin corn plant blast

Feb. 15, 2024 21:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced two senior employees at a Wisconsin corn plant to two years in prison Thursday for falsifying records and obstructing an investigation into a fatal corn dust explosion seven years ago. U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced...

Sweden won't reopen an investigation into 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster

Feb. 15, 2024 08:03 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden won't reopen an investigation into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime sea disasters, after investigators in Estonia, Finland and Sweden found no indication of a collision or an explosion, the prosecutor...

Blast inside Philadelphia apartment injures at least 1

Feb. 12, 2024 11:07 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An explosion inside a Philadelphia apartment early Monday left at least one person seriously injured, according to published reports, but authorities have declined to provide further details. The blast occurred around 12:30 a.m., and officers from the city and...

Indonesia police to charge 2 Chinese nationals in furnace explosion at Chinese-owned nickel plant

Feb. 12, 2024 08:47 AM EST

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Monday named two Chinese nationals as suspects in the explosion of a smelting furnace at a Chinese-owned nickel plant on Sulawesi Island that killed 21 workers and injured dozens of others. Four Chinese and nine Indonesian workers died...

Sweden closes probe into September 2022 explosions on Nord Stream pipelines, saying it doesn't have jurisdiction

Feb. 07, 2024 04:19 AM EST
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden closes probe into September 2022 explosions on Nord Stream pipelines, saying it doesn't have jurisdiction.

A second explosion at another political party's office kills 10 more in Pakistan, bringing the death toll to at least 24

Feb. 07, 2024 04:12 AM EST
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A second explosion at another political party's office kills 10 more in Pakistan, bringing the death toll to at least 24.

Wisconsin teen pleads no contest in bonfire explosion that burned at least 17

Feb. 06, 2024 12:05 PM EST

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager has pleaded no contest to charges that he triggered a bonfire explosion that injured more than a dozen people in 2022. Sam Armstrong, 18, pleaded no contest on Monday to 13 counts of injury by negligent use of an explosive. A judge set his...