Latest Explosions News

Fire chief: Gas leak caused home explosion that injured 2

Nov. 12, 2019 11:13 AM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire chief says a house explosion and fire that injured two people at a West Virginia home were caused by a gas leak. Citizens Fire Department Chief Larry Herbst told The Journal that an HVAC technician working in the Charles Town home and another person were injured in...

West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

Shooting in Sweden kills 1 teen, leaves another wounded

Nov. 10, 2019 1:19 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was in critical condition after a shooting in a busy square in the southern city of Malmo, Swedish police said Sunday. Similar incidents and explosions in Malmo recently have alarmed politicians and residents. Malmo police said the slain boy...

Indebted Italian man accused of triggering deadly explosion

Nov. 9, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ALESSANDRIA, Italy (AP) — A heavily indebted man seeking to make a false insurance claim has confessed to setting off explosions at a farmhouse he owned that killed three firefighters, an Italian prosecutor said on Saturday. Prosecutor Enrico Cieri said Giovanni Vincenti told investigators he meant to blow...

Explosion at mine in eastern Germany: Dozens rescued, 2 hurt

Nov. 8, 2019 6:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at a mine in eastern Germany on Friday injured two people, and some 35 had to be rescued from safe areas hundreds of meters underground. The explosion happened Friday morning at the Teutschenthal facility, near Halle. It apparently was caused by an explosive mixture of gases....

3 Italian firefighters killed in building explosion

Nov. 5, 2019 9:07 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Three Italian firefighters were killed early Tuesday in a building explosion that appears to have been deliberate in the northwestern region of Piedmont. Sky TG24 reported that the firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in an unoccupied farm building in Alessandria province...

Anti-police violence surges in the tough suburbs of Paris

Nov. 5, 2019 7:26 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of rioting in 2005. Violence on Saturday night in Chanteloup-les-Vignes and recent flare-ups in other tough...

Dow says no injuries from chemical plant blast in Louisiana

Nov. 3, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — An explosion at a Dow chemical plant in Louisiana rattled windows in nearby homes but caused no injuries, the company said Sunday. Dow Louisiana Operations said in a statement posted online that a "vessel" had ruptured Sunday morning at its facility near Plaquemine. "There are no...

Explosion shakes Dow chemical facility in Louisiana; no injuries reported

Nov. 3, 2019 10:12 AM EST
PLAQUEVILLE, La. (AP) — Explosion shakes Dow chemical facility in Louisiana; no injuries reported.

3 people detained in connection with Swedish explosion

Nov. 2, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have detained three people in connection with an explosion in an apartment building in the southern city of Malmo. No-one was injured in the blast, which broke the building's main door, blew out windows and substantially damaged the entrance level in a southern...