explosions

February 07, 2019 - 7:45 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least five people are dead and an unknown number are trapped underground after an explosion at a non-operational coal mine in South Africa. The Department of Mineral Resources said Thursday that five bodies had been retrieved from a shaft at the Gloria mine in Mpumalanga...
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San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. Construction workers cut a natural gas line, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 7:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames into the air for hours Wednesday and burned five buildings, sending panicked residents and workers fleeing into the streets. It took utility crews more than two hours to put out the fire after private construction...
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Flames burn at an intersection in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. An explosion on a gas line has set at least one San Francisco building on fire and is sending huge plumes of fire and smoke into the air, prompting evacuations of nearby buildings. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 06, 2019 - 4:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The San Francisco Fire Department says five workers have been found safe after a gas explosion and fire and that no injuries have been reported. Three-story flames in a neighborhood could be seen...
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February 01, 2019 - 8:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Residents and tourists in a town in western Cuba saw a flare pass through the sky and heard an explosion Friday in what officials said was a meteorite strike. Witnesses reported seeing a ball of fire and a smoke trail in a clear midday sky, and a rain of black stones fell on the...
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Authorities respond after a three-story home collapsed in The Hague, Netherlands on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Police at the scene said a gas explosion was being explored as a possible cause of what tore off the home's front and demolished the dwelling in a residential neighborhood on Sunday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
January 28, 2019 - 4:14 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities are investigating the cause of a gas explosion that blew the facade off an apartment building, injuring 10 people, including four who were rescued from under the rubble. Firefighters and search-and-rescue teams using sniffer dogs freed the final...
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January 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of the capital, injuring one person late Saturday, a police officer said. The person wounded in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher and had been given a small piece of luggage by an unknown person who...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:37 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves...
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This image taken from video, shows an explosion on the roof of a building at the University of Lyon, France, Thursday Jan. 17, 2019. A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the university, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. (Yassmin Officiel via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 8:26 am
PARIS (AP) — A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said. The area was evacuated after the explosion on the roof of the building Thursday morning, and the regional fire service...
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An Emergency services worker at the scene of the destroyed top floor of a apartment building in the city of Shakhty, Russia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. (AP Photo)
January 15, 2019 - 1:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The death toll in a gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia has climbed to two after a woman was found in the debris. The blast on the top floor ripped through the nine-story building in the city of Shakhty, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn on Monday...
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January 14, 2019 - 1:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A suspected gas explosion at an apartment building in southern Russia killed at least one person and injured two others early Monday, authorities said. The blast ripped through the building in the city of Shakhy, not far from the Ukrainian border, before dawn. One woman was killed and...
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