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At Least 20 Dead, 600 Wounded in Equatorial Guinea Blasts

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4 …

U.S. Pipeline Regulator Strikes Down Washington State’s Crude-by-Rail Safety Limits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. pipeline regulator late on Monday blocked an effort by Washington state to tighten vapor pressure restrictions on the transport of crude oil by rail, saying the measures would not lower the risk of explosions. The decision …

U.S. Refiners, Chemical Makers Pare Insurance Coverage as Accidents Boost Costs

U.S. refineries and petrochemical plants are cutting back on insurance because several years of severe accidents have driven up the cost of coverage, industry and insurance sources said. With less insurance coverage for physical damage and business interruption, energy companies …

Allianz: Fires, Explosions Cause Largest Losses for Businesses

Globally, the largest financial losses stem from fires/explosions, aviation incidents, faulty workmanship/maintenance incidents, and storms, which collectively account for more than 50 percent of all claims by total value, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) latest Global Claims …

Reported Explosions Damage Rhode Island Garbage Trucks

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what appeared to be explosions that damaged three garbage trucks at Warwick’s public works yard. No one was injured. Clouds of black smoke filled the air as firefighters responded to the yard off …

Police Confirm Explosions Along Boston Marathon Route

According to the Boston Police Department, at about 2:50pm, police responded to two large explosions along the Boston Marathon route in the area of 673 Boylston Street. Police confirm two fatalities and over twenty injuries. A multi-agency response, including state …

Probe Looks at Cause of Iowa Explosions

Firefighters in Waterloo, Iowa, are trying to determine what caused explosions and a fire that destroyed a construction company’s workshop and several vehicles. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says workers at Midwest General Construction had just left the building after welding …

Classes Moved to Vacant School After Fire in Oklahoma

Officials have found a new facility for Tulsa, Okla., students whose school was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning. The Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences says classes will be held Thursday at Sequoyah Elementary School. Tulsa Public Schools offered …

Fire Hits Grandstand at Indiana Fairgrounds

Explosions might have preceded a fire in a grandstand at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Indiana. Shelbyville Fire Chief Tony Logan says his department received reports early Saturday of a couple of explosions in the area of the fairgrounds about …

Blasts, Fire at Thai Petrochemical Plant Kill 12

Officials say explosions and a fire at one of the world’s largest petrochemical industrial estates have killed 12 people and injured more than 100 others in eastern Thailand. The blasts Saturday forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people living …