Latest Explosions News

Explosion near US Consulate in Geneva; no injuries

Jan. 23, 2019 11:24 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — An electrical fault triggered an explosion Wednesday near the U.S. Consulate in Geneva, police and officials said. The U.S. Embassy in the Swiss capital, Bern, issued a security alert over the blast, but no one was injured. "The explosion was linked to an electrical junction box, cooled by...

Official: Gas explosion kills 3 miners in southwest Pakistan

Jan. 21, 2019 7:22 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a methane gas explosion in a coalmine in the country's southwest has killed at least three miners. Mine official Abdul Wali says that four coal miners were also missing after Monday's incident in the village of Duki in Baluchistan province. He says a rescue...

The Latest: Death toll for Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85

Jan. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from the ghastly pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85. Fifty-eight others are hospitalized, and dozens more are listed...

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Jan. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he'd seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn't. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or to ash...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

Jan. 19, 2019 8:09 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from an explosion at a punctured pipeline in central Mexico has risen to 73, while the number of injured stands at 74. Forensic experts continue to comb the...

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

Jan. 18, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had...

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

Jan. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Syrian opposition says the new U.N. special envoy for Syria has met with officials from the High Negotiations Committee. HNC said Geir Pedersen and opposition officials discussed "all points that could lead to a political...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

Jan. 17, 2019 9:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service said the...

Death toll in Russia's gas explosion climbs to 4

Jan. 15, 2019 10:06 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll from a gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia climbed to four Tuesday after the bodies of three missing people were found in the rubble. The explosion on the top floor of the nine-story building ripped through the structure in the city of Shakhty before dawn...