Latest Explosions News

2 injured in explosion and fire at an Oklahoma tank battery

Jan. 24, 2022 21:00 PM EST

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of...

4 Japanese planes fly more aid to Tonga after volcanic blast

Jan. 24, 2022 05:32 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four Japanese aircraft left Australia on Monday to deliver more vital aid to Tonga as the Pacific nation deals with the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and tsunami. The two Japanese Lockheed C-130 Hercules and two Kawasaki C-2 left the Royal Australian...

Authorities: 17 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

Jan. 23, 2022 14:05 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde, setting off explosions that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured seven others, government officials said Sunday. The tragedy comes as the central African country hosts...

1 dead, 1 hurt in northern Illinois chemical explosion

Jan. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EST

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 10:45 a.m. when two employees at the W. R. Meadows building materials plant in...

At least 17 killed in road crash explosion in western Ghana

Jan. 21, 2022 03:59 AM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — At least 17 people were killed and dozens more injured when a vehicle carrying mining explosives blew up after colliding with a motorcycle in western Ghana, officials said Friday. The crash happened Thursday in Apiate, near Bogoso, a mining town in the...

Police: Road accident in Ghana causes huge explosion, deaths

Jan. 20, 2022 13:40 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — A vehicle carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana on Thursday, causing an unknown number of fatalities and injuring scores of people, police said. Video from the scene circulating on social media showed homes...

Explosion injures 2 workers at US Steel near Detroit

Jan. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak injured two workers Wednesday at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in suburban Detroit, officials said. The Pittsburgh-based company confirmed that both people hurt were employees. The incident occurred in the main plant boiler at the Great...

1 killed, 8 hurt as suspected gas explosion hits Bronx home

Jan. 19, 2022 09:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said. The blast happened around 11 a.m. at a home on a block of three-story...

Oil flow resumes at Iraq-Turkey pipeline following blast

Jan. 19, 2022 06:47 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pipeline that carries oil from Iraq to world markets resumed operating Wednesday after an explosion in southeastern Turkey forced it to shut down for several hours. No one was hurt in the explosion late Tuesday near the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras...

EXPLAINER: Why Tonga eruption was so big and what's next

Jan. 19, 2022 01:04 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — People around the world looked on in awe at the spectacular satellite images of an undersea volcano erupting in a giant mushroom cloud in the Pacific. Many wondered why the blast was so big, how the resulting tsunami traveled so far, and what will happen next. New...