Explosion News

Louisiana Establishes New Rules For Oil Field Tank Batteries

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oil field tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage tanks across the state to encourage compliance. The state Department …

Bus Crashes, Catches Fire in Bulgaria; at Least 45 Dead

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A bus carrying tourists back to North Macedonia crashed and caught fire in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, including a dozen children, authorities said. The bus apparently ripped through a guardrail on …

Chief: 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Flint Home Explosion, Fire

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — At least one person died and two remained missing following a fire and explosion at a home in Michigan that damaged several adjacent homes and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said. Fire Department Battalion …

Oil Tanker Explodes in Sierra Leone, Killing at Least 98

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone’s capital, killing at least 98 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The explosion …

One Killed, 15 Injured in Pemex Pipeline Blast in Central Mexico

MEXICO CITY–At least one person was killed and over a dozen were injured when a pipeline of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) exploded in the central Mexican state of Puebla after it was breached by suspected fuel thieves, authorities …

At Least 46 Killed in Taiwanese Apartment Building Inferno

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a run-down mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said. Neighborhood residents …

Huge Fire Extinguished at Oil Facility in Southern Lebanon

ZAHRANI, Lebanon (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a huge blaze that broke out in a storage tank at one of Lebanon’s main oil facilities in the country’s south Monday after it sent orange flames and a thick black column of smoke …

NTSB: Engine-Room-Only Fuel Shutoff Valves Let Fire Spread

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fuel shutoff valves outside the engine room might have stopped a fire that destroyed a shrimp boat after an explosion off Louisiana last year, federal investigators say. Other shrimpers saw the smoke and rescued all four …

4 Injured After Apartment Building Explosion Near Atlanta

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — An explosion rocked an apartment building in suburban Atlanta on Sunday, causing the three-story structure to partially collapse and leaving four people with minor injuries, authorities said. The cause of the explosion was unknown, but a …

1 Person Dead, 4 Still Missing in German Chemical Explosion

BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be …