Latest Explosions News

Explosion at Turkish defense company: 3 injured

Apr. 7, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion on the premises of Turkish state-owned defense company Roketsan injured three employees Tuesday, officials said. The Ankara governor’s office said the explosion occurred in Roketsan’s fuel depots near the town of Elmadag, on the outskirts of the Turkish...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is shown  in Whitesville, W.Va. A public service scheduled for Sunday, April 5, 2020, at a memorial in Whitesville, W.Va., on the 10-year anniversary of the disaster was canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/John Raby, File)

Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion

Apr. 5, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A planned public gathering was shelved on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades. Heartfelt speeches gave way Sunday to silent remembrances and individual prayers for the 29 men who died at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. The coronavirus...

Explosion in Turkey damages natural gas pipeline from Iran

Mar. 31, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion in eastern Turkey Tuesday damaged a natural gas pipeline and halted gas flows from Iran, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. The explosion occurred in the town of Dogubayazit, near the Gurbulak border gate with Iran, Anadolu Agency reported. Flames caused by the...

Somalia suicide bomber detonates in tea shop, killing 2

Mar. 25, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has walked into a tea shop in Somalia's capital and detonated, killing at least two people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber, posing as a pedestrian, entered the shop and detonated his vest among the crowd. Wednesday's blast in...

Virus outbreak halts damaged Wisconsin refinery rebuilding

Mar. 24, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy has suspended rebuilding its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, that was damaged by an explosion two years ago because of the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced Tuesday. “Given the current safety and public health risks, Husky has begun a systematic and...

Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause

Mar. 15, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and- rescue efforts to save people still trapped in collapsed buildings, emergency officials said. The explosion in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos was heard several...

Judge approves $143M natural gas explosions settlement

Mar. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge approved a $143 million class action settlement Thursday for residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018. The settlement's approval comes days after Columbia Gas of Massachusetts pleaded guilty to causing the explosions...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file image from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume the roof of a home following an explosion in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that Columbia Gas Columbia agreed to plead guilty to violating the Pipeline Safety Act following an investigation into the catastrophic gas explosions. (WCVB via AP, File)

Gas company pleads guilty to causing blasts that killed 1

Mar. 9, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A utility company pleaded guilty Monday to causing a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and damaged dozens of homes. The president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, Mark Kempic, entered the plea in Boston's federal court on behalf of the company...

Tunisia: Suicide bombers near US Embassy kill, injure police

Mar. 6, 2020 1:21 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding four others, the Interior Ministry said. Lawmaker Yosri Dali, head of the armed forces and security commission, confirmed eyewitness reports that the bombers...