Explosion News

New 1994 Ferry Disaster Report: No Collision, No Explosion

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — There is no indication that either a collision or an explosion caused the 1994 sinking of a ferry in the Baltic Sea in one of Europe’s deadliest peacetime maritime disasters, the accident investigation boards of Estonia, …

Police Question Lebanese Relatives of 2020 Blast Victims

BEIRUT (AP) — Several relatives of the victims of the massive 2020 explosion at Beirut’s port showed up on Monday to answer questions by police after they were accused of rioting and vandalism during protests over the stalled investigation into …

New Jersey Home Explodes with Firefighters Inside; Five Injured

POMPTON LAKES, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey house where smoke had been reported exploded with volunteer firefighters inside, injuring five of them and sending two to a hospital for treatment of burns, authorities said. The Pompton Lakes Volunteer Fire …

Suspected Gas Blast Levels 2 Homes, Damages Others, Hurts 5

A suspected gas explosion a few hours into the new year demolished two Philadelphia row homes and damaged others, sending several people to the hospital, authorities said. Fire department officials said the blast occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday in …

Third Air Bag Death Confirmed, Owners Urged to Get Repairs

DETROIT (AP) — Stellantis and U.S. safety regulators have confirmed that an exploding Takata air bag inflator has killed another driver. The company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reiterated warnings to owners of 274,000 older Dodge and Chrysler …

Iowa Plant Explosion, Fire Lead to Injuries, Evacuation

MARENGO, Iowa (AP) — An explosion and fire at an agricultural plant Thursday in eastern Iowa injured more than a dozen people and led to and an evacuation of people near the operation. The explosion and fire happened about 11:15 …

10 Miners Killed in Indonesia Coal Mine Explosion, 4 Rescued

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ten miners died in a coal mine explosion in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Friday and four others were rescued, officials said. “The last victim was found after a search in a 240-meter (800-foot) -long tunnel. …

California Trucking Firm Owner Sentenced for Deadly Blast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California trucking company owner who ordered the illegal repair of a tanker that led to a deadly explosion was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison. Carl Bradley Johansson, 64, of Newport Beach …

Chrysler-Parent Urges 276,000 U.S. Owners to Stop Driving After Air Bag Deaths

WASHINGTON –– Chrysler-parent Stellantis is urged owners of 276,000 older U.S. vehicles to immediately stop driving after three crash deaths tied to faulty Takata air bag inflators were reported in the last seven months. The “Do Not Drive” warning is …

Man Whose Fireworks Led to Botched LAPD Detonation Sentenced

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A South Los Angeles man whose cache of illegal fireworks blew up a neighborhood in a bungled police bomb squad detonation, injuring 17 people and displacing dozens, was sentenced Wednesday to five months in federal prison. …