Latest Explosions News

5 dead after Pennsylvania house explosion; 2 injured

May. 27, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A house exploded northwest of Philadelphia, killing five people and leaving two others injured, authorities said Friday. Officials had earlier said four people died and others might be missing in Thursday evening's explosion in Pottstown but confirmed the...

Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated

May. 26, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An explosion hit a biodiesel production plant in northern Spain on Thursday, killing two people and forcing the evacuation of 250 children who had been on a field trip nearby, police said Thursday. Police video of the explosion showed flames engulfing the plant in...

Slag pit blast at East Chicago steel mill being probed

May. 24, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The state of Indiana is investigating a slag pit explosion at a northwestern Indiana steel mill, it said Tuesday. The explosion Sunday in a raw materials section of the sprawling Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor West mill on the Lake Michigan shoreline...

Lawsuit accuses 3 automakers and parts maker in air bag case

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to such explosions. The federal lawsuit,...

Hyundai recalls 239,000 cars for exploding seat belt parts

May. 24, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because the seat belt pretensioners can explode and injure vehicle occupants. Three injuries have been reported, two in the U.S. and one in Singapore. In a letter to the Korean automaker, government regulators said...

Abu Dhabi says 2 killed, 120 injured in gas cylinder blast

May. 23, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gas cylinder explosion in the capital of the United Arab Emirates killed two people and injured 120 others Monday, police said, hours after authorities downplayed the incident and warned the public not to share images of the aftermath. The...

Explosion at East Chicago slag pit; no injuries reported

May. 22, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An explosion has occurred in a slag pit in northwestern Indiana. The blast at Lafarge North America in East Chicago Sunday afternoon was at a contractor's facility at a mill that turns slag into cement, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. ...

In Ukraine, surviving when your home is blasted

May. 20, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

VELYKA KOSTROMKA, Ukraine (AP) — The explosions started in the middle of the night, shaking the house to its foundations. Roof timbers splintered and windows shattered, sending shards of glass hurtling above three sleeping children into the opposite wall. It was around 2 a.m. and...

6 injured in explosion and fire at Wisconsin pier factory

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

EAGLE, Wis. (AP) — Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. The fire at Summerset Marine Construction in the small...

Officials: 7 hurt in explosion at Maryland nail salon

May. 17, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Seven people, including police officers and EMS personnel, were injured in an explosion at a Maryland nail salon on Monday night, officials said. Baltimore County police officers responded to a disturbance at a Woodlawn nail salon and encountered a person who...