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2 hurt after fire in boiler room at Arkansas chicken plant

Jul. 9, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A boiler room outside of a southwest Arkansas chicken processing plant caught fire and exploded early Thursday, injuring two employees, an official said. The explosion was reported at about 1:30 a.m. at a Tyson Foods plant in Nashville, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of...

21-year-old man dies from fireworks explosion

Jul. 7, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has died from injuries sustained from a firework explosion on the Fourth of July. The Everett Herald reports Marysville firefighters and police were called to 51st Avenue NE around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The Marysville man had significant injuries to this upper...

Officials identify man killed in homemade fireworks blast

Jul. 6, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky have identified a homeowner who was killed in an explosion allegedly sparked by homemade fireworks, authorities said. The victim was identified as Kelly Zilisch, 53, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee. At least seven people were inside...

Man fires gun after firework set off, prompts SWAT standoff

Jul. 6, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man angry that a firework exploded near his apartment complex shot at the man who set it off, authorities said, sparking a standoff that lasted for several hours. The shooting in Dayton occurred early Monday. The shots struck a car but did not hit any people, authorities said, and no...

Smoke billows from a fire following an explosion at a fireworks factory outside the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey, Friday July 3, 2020. There were an estimated 150 workers at the factory, Gov. Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told state-run Anadolu Agency.  Several firefighters and ambulances were sent to the factory, which is away from residential areas, but explosions continued to hamper efforts to bring the fire under control.  The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (IHA via AP)

Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion

Jul. 5, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six. The governor of Sakarya in northwest Turkey announced two new deaths and said rescue teams were still searching for one more person after Friday’s explosion. The governor, Cetin Oktay...

Chlorine gas leak at plant sickens 70 in southeast Iran

Jul. 4, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A chlorine gas leak at a petrochemical center in southeast Iran sickened 70 workers, state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. Most of the workers at the Karun petrochemical center in the city of Mahshahr in southeast Khuzestan province were released after undergoing medical...

Man dead in fireworks blast outside NJ housing complex

Jul. 4, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man died in a fireworks explosion outside a pubic housing complex in New Jersey early on the Fourth of July. Jersey City police officers were called to the Booker T. Washington complex at about 1 a.m. Saturday and found a man bleeding heavily. Attempts to revive...

A view of destroyed buildings at a fireworks factory following a fire after an explosion outside the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey, Friday, July 3, 2020. There were an estimated 150 workers at the factory, Gov. Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told state-run Anadolu Agency. Several firefighters and ambulances were sent to the factory, which is away from residential areas. However, explosions were continuing, hampering efforts to bring the fire under control.The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (DHA via AP)

Turkey: Fireworks factory employees detained after explosion

Jul. 4, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says three people have been detained in connection to a massive explosion at a fireworks factory that left at least four people dead. Anadolu news agency reported Saturday that a manager and two supervisors were detained following Friday’s...

A Somali soldier stands at the scene of a suicide car bomb near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, July 4, 2020. Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa

Jul. 4, 2020 4:45 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa killed four people. Ali Abdullahi, an official with the Southwestern regional state,...

This Friday, July 3, 2020 satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows a damaged building after a fire and explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear site. An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause but would not make it public due to

Iran declines to disclose cause of mysterious nuke site fire

Jul. 3, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site deepened the mystery Friday around the incident — even as Tehran insisted it knew the cause...