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Lebanese man severely injured in Beirut port blast dies

Oct. 27, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who was critically injured in the massive explosion at Beirut’s port last year died Wednesday nearly 15 months after the blast, his cousin said. Abbas Mazloum was at work at a restaurant near the port when the blast occurred in August...

Last firefighter injured in apartment blast out of hospital

Oct. 26, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The last firefighter injured in a Dallas apartment blast last month is out of the hospital, a spokesman said Tuesday. Capt. Christopher Gadomski was transferred to a rehabilitation center Monday, a month after the natural gas leak at an apartment complex...

Coastal Georgia house explodes into flame, injuring 3

Oct. 25, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A home exploded and burned near Savannah on Monday, with three critically injured people hospitalized at a burn center. The fire began with a blast around 7 a.m. in the Pin Point community, Chatham Emergency Services said. ...

2 of 5 victims in Cambridge house explosion seriously hurt

Oct. 24, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities said Sunday that two of the five people who were inside a Cambridge house when it exploded were seriously injured in the blast. Capt. John Elder, spokesman with the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, said all five victims were taken to...

Cause of explosion sought that leveled building in Taylor

Oct. 22, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Neb. (AP) — Investigators are looking for the cause of an explosion that leveled a vacant building in the small north-central Nebraska town of Taylor. The explosion happened Tuesday afternoon, when Loup County volunteer firefighters were called to the town of...

At least 3 dead in apparent gas explosion in north China

Oct. 21, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An apparent gas explosion gutted part of a high rise in northern China on Thursday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 30. It occurred at a hotel in Shenyang, a city of more than 8 million people and a major industrial center that is in...

Authorities: Man shot into apartment, causing explosion

Oct. 20, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Fire investigators believe a man shot into a Dallas apartment and hit a gas line, causing an explosion that injured seven people, including four firefighters, authorities said. Police said Tuesday that Phillip Dankins, 28, faces seven felony counts of...

House explosion, fire under investigation; owner injured

Oct. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Firefighters in Maine are investigating a house explosion and fire that injured the homeowner. The residence is a complete loss following the explosion Friday afternoon in Embden, state fire and police said in a news release. ...

Officials: Explosion, fire, explosion in home not accidental

Oct. 15, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An explosion and fire in a Tempe house where two women were found dead wasn't accidental, but circumstances of the incident remain unclear, city officials announced Friday. Investigators determined that the explosion occurred early Monday morning...

Woman dies after last month's huge blast in Sweden

Oct. 15, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A woman who was among four people seriously injured in a huge building explosion and fire last month that damaged at least 140 apartments has died, Swedish police said Friday. The woman died in the hospital where she was being treated, police...