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Police: Suicidal man set off condo explosion that injured 14

Nov. 19, 2022 11:42 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A fiery explosion that injured more than a dozen people at a Maryland condominium building was ignited by a resident who intended to kill himself and died in the blast, police said. Authorities found the 36-year-old man's body in the rubble of his unit in...

Explosion kills at least 9 on Russia’s island of Sakhalin

Nov. 19, 2022 03:40 AM EST

A gas explosion in an apartment building Saturday killed at least nine people, including four children, on the island of Sakhalin in far eastern Russia, according local authorities. A section of the five-story building in the town of Tymovskoye collapsed after a gas cylinder...

1 dead after home explosion, fire in Newfane

Nov. 18, 2022 11:48 AM EST

NEWFANE, Vt. (AP) — A man was found dead in a home explosion and fire in the southern Vermont town of Newfane early Friday morning, state police said. Police and multiple fire departments responded at 1 a.m. after receiving 911 calls reporting the house explosion. The man's body...

Body found after explosion, possible criminal act probed

Nov. 18, 2022 11:19 AM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A body was found in a Maryland garden-style apartment building a day after an explosion and fire there and investigators are looking into the possibility of a “criminal, intentional act,” officials announced late Thursday. Montgomery County fire and...

Death toll from gas tank explosion in Iraq rises to 15

Nov. 18, 2022 06:11 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The death toll from a heating gas tank that exploded in a residential complex in northern Iraq has risen to 15, an civil defense official said Friday. The explosion a night earlier in the city of Sulimaniyah destroyed three homes and also injured 16 people. On...

Officials: Gas tank explosion in northern Iraq kills 6

Nov. 17, 2022 15:14 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A heating gas tank exploded in a residential complex in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing six people, Iraqi Kurdish officials said. The explosion in the city of Sulimaniyah destroyed three homes and also injured 16 people. An unknown number were trapped under the...

Indiana house explodes, 3 injured, gas leak blamed in blast

Nov. 17, 2022 10:18 AM EST

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A house explosion in southwestern Indiana that injured three people has been traced to a heater that began leaking natural gas during maintenance work, authorities said. Four people were inside the two-story home when it was heavily damaged by Tuesday's...

Official: 12 hurt in Maryland apartment fire, explosion

Nov. 16, 2022 14:50 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Twelve people were injured, two of them critically, in an explosion and fire at a Maryland apartment building Wednesday and the residents of one unit have not been accounted for, a fire official said. Fire crews responded to the garden apartment complex on...

3 American tourists die of gas inhalation in Mexico City

Nov. 09, 2022 12:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico City say they believe three U.S. citizens found dead at a rented apartment were victims of gas inhalation. The city police department said Tuesday the three were found unresponsive Oct. 30 in an upscale neighborhood on the city's west side. They...

Deadly Indiana house explosion traced to leaking gas line

Nov. 02, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An August house explosion that killed three people in a southern Indiana neighborhood has been ruled accidental after investigators traced the blast to a leaking natural gas line in the home's basement, officials said Wednesday. The Indiana State Fire...