Latest Explosions News

3 of 4 men injured in Chandler explosion now out of hospital

Sep. 19, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Three of the four men who suffered serious burn injuries in an explosion at a Chandler printing shop last month are out of the hospital now. A fundraiser was held Saturday for two injured brothers who own Platinum Printing — 29-year-old Dillion...

Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home

Sep. 19, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by men, the interim mayor of Afghanistan's capital said Sunday, detailing the latest restrictions on women by the new Taliban rulers....

Documents show how funeral home investigation began

Sep. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A Pocatello, Idaho, funeral home that is under investigation was targeted due to a cremation chamber badly damaged in an explosion and a decomposing body visible through a window, according to state disciplinary documents. The East Idaho news...

Judge seeks arrest of ex-minister charged in Beirut blast

Sep. 16, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The lead judge investigating Lebanon’s massive port explosion last year issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for a former minister who failed to appear for questioning, the state-run National News agency reported. It was the first such warrant in the...

Weekend blast: Gas now shut off to Georgia apartment complex

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb where a building partially collapsed during a weekend explosion, sending four people to the hospital. Atlanta Gas Light said inspectors have identified appliance and...

2 firefighters killed, 4 injured in Czech gas explosion

Sep. 15, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two firefighters were killed in a gas explosion that leveled a family house in southeast Czech Republic, officials said on Wednesday. The head of the regional government, Radim Holis, also said two other firefighters were injured. The regional rescue...

Lebanon's ex-PM leaves to US despite subpoena for port blast

Sep. 14, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s former prime minister left the country for the United States on Tuesday, his advisor said, despite a subpoena from the judge investigating last year’s devastating explosion at Beirut port. Hassan Diab was the country’s prime minister when...

2 suffer minor injuries in small explosion at Georgia plant

Sep. 14, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two workers suffered minor injuries Tuesday in a small explosion at a plant in coastal Georgia, authorities said. Firefighters in Savannah responding to the morning blast found that any flames had already been extinguished by the facility’s fire...

Sheriff: Man killed in truck explosion in Troutdale, Oregon

Sep. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — An explosion in a pickup truck killed a man in Troutdale, Oregon early Monday, authorities said. Police and firefighters responded to calls at 2:19 a.m. Monday reporting a loud explosion and vehicle fire at a home on the 600 block of Southeast...

Equipment explodes in South Florida casino; 26 injured

Sep. 13, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Fire suppression equipment exploded in a South Florida casino Monday morning as crews performed maintenance work, causing six people to be hospitalized and 20 others to be treated at the scene, officials said. None of the injuries at Seminole...