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  • 200 Dead In Nigeria Oil Pipeline Blast

    10/16/2018 2:45:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 10-16-18 | Irina Slav
    The number of casualties after an oil product pipeline explosion in Nigeria has reached 200, local media report, as people from local communities have gathered to protest the negligence of the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, which, they said, was the reason for the explosion. The pipeline exploded after it caught fire near the Aba Depot last week. NNPC at the time blamed the explosion on oil theft, which is still rampant in the Niger Delta despite many attempts by the government to put an end to the dangerous practice. The cause of the fire, the company said, could have been...
  • Victims identified in Pennsylvania car explosion that killed 3

    10/01/2018 1:04:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 1, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Two men and a 2-year-old boy were identified as the victims found dead after a car explosion in Pennsylvania on Saturday, WPVI reported. The victims were identified as Jacob Schmoyer, 26; John Schmoyer, 2; and David Halman, 66; the television station reported after a Monday afternoon news conference held by authorities. Hallman was a friend of Jacob Schmoyer, authorities said during the news conference. Earlier, relatives confirmed to the Morning Call of Allentown that a man and his 2-year-old son were among the casualties. The relatives confirmed multiple reports on social media. Agents from the Bureau of...
  • At Least 1 Dead in 'Intentional' Car Explosion in Allentown

    09/30/2018 3:43:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 9/29/18 | David Chang
    At least one person died in a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Saturday night, officials with the ATF confirmed with NBC10. The vehicle exploded at North Hall and West Turner streets around 9:30 p.m. Police initially confirmed at least two people were injured. Shortly after midnight, officials with the ATF stated at least one person was killed and that they believe the explosion was "intentional." At least 50 ATF agents responded to the scene and are investigating the incident, which they say appears to be a "criminal matter
  • Police: Gas emergency ignites fires across Andover, North Andover, Lawrence MA

    09/13/2018 2:35:39 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 221 replies
    Eagle Tribune ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kiera Blessing
    Multiple explosions in the Lawrence, MA area.
  • Bologna highway explosion leaves 2 dead, up to 70 injured, Italian police say

    08/06/2018 11:37:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Katernine Lam
    Police said up to 70 people were injured when a truck carrying flammable cargo exploded after a traffic accident in Borgo Panigale, located on the outskirts of Bologna. Officials did not immediately know what kind of explosives were in the tanker, but the news agency ANSA said liquefied petroleum gas was in the truck when it collided with another tanker truck just before 2 p.m., reports said. Fireball-like flames and thick black smoke were seen near the Bologna airport. Flames from the overhead highway fell to the lower level, setting the vehicles below on fire and causing a second explosion.
  • Witnesses report huge blast at US embassy in Beijing

    07/25/2018 11:42:53 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 65 replies ^ | July 26 | Stephanie Bedo
    SMOKE is blanketing Beijing after a huge blast hit the US embassy in China’s capital. Witnesses have reported a large explosion as dozens of officials swoop on the area.
  • American tourist killed, others injured in Bahamas boat explosion

    07/02/2018 5:11:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/02/2018
    Authorities are trying to determine what caused a boat explosion in the Bahamas that left an American tourist dead and nine others injured. Four Americans who survived the incident were flown to Tampa, Florida, for treatment.  The blast ripped through the boat carrying 10 American sightseers Saturday, shortly after it set off from the Island of Exuma. The blast sent a column of black smoke billowing into the blue Bahamian sky. With the ship engulfed in flames, panicked passengers on another tour boat begged their captain to pull away. Others jumped into the water and swam toward the burning ship,...
  • VIDEO: Missile Explodes During German Frigate Training Exercise; Incident Similar to 2015 U.S. ...

    06/28/2018 8:50:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 27, 2018 | Sam LaGrone
    June 21, 2018 explosion of an SM-2 Block IIIA over the German frigate FGS Sachsen (F 219) New video and photos released this week show the extent of the damage on a German frigate following an apparent missile explosion last week during a training event off the coast of Norway. FGS Sachsen (F 219) was operating with FGS Lübeck (F 214) near the Arctic Circle when it attempted to fire a Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIA as part of the exercise, the service said in a release. The footage, presumably shot from Lübeck, shows an explosion after just departing...
  • 1 dead, 12 injured after explosion, partial building collapse at Texas hospital

    06/26/2018 8:36:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    One person died and a dozen others were injured after what's being described as a construction accident at a hospital in Gatesville, just north of Fort Hood, Tuesday afternoon. An explosion occurred at a construction site at Coryell Memorial Hospital around 2:15 p.m., hospital officials said. The person who died and the twelve people injured were construction workers, officials said. Seven of them are in critical condition. The construction crew was working on a hospital expansion project at the time, the hospital's CEO David Byrom said. No hospitals staff or patients were injured in the blast, hospital officials said. Crews...
  • 19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant

    04/26/2018 2:53:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 70 replies
    19 stunning photos show what the radioactive area inside the Chernobyl nuclear plant looks like 32 years after the explosionThe Chernobyl nuclear power plant was the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. As many as 150,000 people in the area were permanently relocated, and an estimated 4,000 clean-up workers got radiation poisoning. Experts say that more than 70,000 people experienced severe poisoning from the accident on April 26, 1986.On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release many times as large as the that of the Hiroshima bomb occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet...
  • Explosion, Fire After Vehicle Crashes into Home in Hurst (TX)

    04/08/2018 3:35:52 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | April 7, 2018
    A family of three in Hurst was sent to a hospital Saturday after a vehicle crashed into their home, struck a gas line and sparked an explosion, firefighters say. Flames and smoke were seen billowing from a home at the corner of Myrtle Drive and Redbud Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Gary Sutton's home security camera captured the moment from across the street. “It shook the whole house. I guess you can kind of describe it like a sonic boom," said Sutton. Hurst Police said in a press release that a driver lost control and slammed into the front of...
  • Bomb Explosion FedEx San Antonio, TX

    03/20/2018 2:59:38 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 118 replies
  • More explosions in Austin, TX (via Twitter)(Sunday ~8:55pm CDT)

    03/18/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Drago · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/18/2018 | ATCEMS (Austin EMS)
    UPDATE: Explosion incident at 4721 Eagle Feather Dr; Multiple #ATCEMS assets are staging to possibly 2 separate incidents in the area. At this incident, 2 patients have been identified and are prepping those patients for transport. More to Follow...
  • 3rd Explosion in Austin After 2 Package Bombs Linked

    03/12/2018 12:18:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    nbc ^ | Mar 12, 2018 | Will Weissert and David Warren
    Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they're considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. Shortly after police Chief Brian Manley held a news conference in which he linked the Monday morning attack that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured a woman with a March 2 attack that killed a 39-year-old man, authorities rushed to the scene of another blast that badly injured a woman. Authorities haven't...
  • Package explosion at East Austin home leaves one dead, one injured

    03/12/2018 7:08:18 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies ^ | March 12, 2018
    AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Police say a package exploded at a home in east Austin on Monday morning, killing one person and injuring another. It happened in the 4800 block of Oldfort Hill Drive, north of E. MLK Blvd.
  • Police: "Similarities" indicate link in deadly Austin package explosions (3 bombings so far)

    03/12/2018 11:10:58 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 99 replies
    CBS News ^ | Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | By CRIMESIDER STAFF CBS/AP
    Police in Austin say "similarities" between two deadly package explosions in Texas' capital city this month lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest incident, reported Monday morning, killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a woman, Austin police chief Brian Manley said. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion at the East Austin home before 7 a.m. In an earlier incident March 2, Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home, CBS affiliate...
  • Police respond to "major incident" in Leicester, England -- live updates [explosion]

    02/25/2018 12:52:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 25, 2018 | CBS News
    British police say they are responding to a "major incident" in Leicester, England, following reports of an explosion. Police are advising residents to avoid the area. "All emergency services are currently dealing with this," police said, adding that Carlisle Street and part of Hinckley Road have been closed. Officials at the scene said they're conducting a search and rescue operation, BBC News reports. A police spokesperson said six fire engines were responding to the incident. Leicester is located 177 kilometers, about 110 miles, north of London. Video footage from the scene showed rubble on the street and smoke and flames...
  • 'Massive explosion' reported as building flattened in Leicester

    02/25/2018 12:43:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 76 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    Video You Tube link An explosion levelled a building in the city of Leicester in central England, Sunday, in what local authorities have called a “major incident”. Leicester police say that a “massive explosion” destroyed a building on Hinckley Road which reportedly housed a Polish shop called the Western Park Store, as well as a private home. “All emergency services are currently dealing with this” local police tweeted, urging locals to “please avoid the area.” The cause of the explosion remains unknown. Local emergency response teams have yet to report any casualties from the incident. Six firefighting units have...
  • Ferry explosion in Cozumel/Playa del Carmen. Dozen injured.

    02/21/2018 10:59:36 AM PST · by bagadonutz · 35 replies
    Novedades Quintana Roo ^ | 2/21/2018 | Staff
    Link only. English available. See picture of vessel.
  • People trapped after two buildings collapsed following huge explosion in Belgium

    01/15/2018 1:57:08 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 40 replies ^ | 16th January 2018
    A MASSIVE explosion in the Belgian city of Antwerp has destroyed two buildings, leaving people trapped in the rubble. At least five people are said to have been injured after a residential building collapsed.