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# explosion - Friday 13 November, 2020

Two people killed in an apparent steam explosion at a US veterans' hospital

West Haven firefighters described it as a “steam explosion” at a facilities building a short distance from the hospital.

# explosion - Monday 31 August, 2020

Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country

His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.

# explosion - Friday 14 August, 2020

Lebanon's parliament approves two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Dozens of demonstrators shouted as lawmakers arrived at parliament to ratify the emergency measure.

# explosion - Saturday 8 August, 2020

'People want revenge': Heated protests in Beirut call for accountability after port blast kills 158

At least 158 people were killed in the blast, and 6,000 have been injured.

# explosion - Friday 7 August, 2020

I knew of chemicals weeks before Beirut blast, says Lebanon’s president

Michel Aoun said he ordered action to be taken at the time but he has no authority over the port.

Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast

Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.

# explosion - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

# explosion - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Port officials under house arrest after explosion in Lebanon’s capital

At least 100 people died and thousands were injured in the blast which caused damage over a large area of Beirut.

Explainer: How Beirut explosions came at 'worst time possible' for a country in a 'dire situation'

Prior to the devastating blasts, Lebanon was already dealing with its worst economic recession in decades.

'People just want to burst into tears': Beirut blast sends shockwaves through Lebanon

A large area of the Lebanese capital sits under rubble today following the blast less than 48 hours ago.

Ammonium nitrate: What is the chemical that has been blamed for the Beirut blast?

Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said 2,750 tonnes of the agricultural fertiliser had blown up.

# explosion - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

At least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded in Beirut blasts

“It is a disaster in every sense of the word,” Health Minister Hamad Hassan said.

# explosion - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Ten killed and 117 injured after oil truck explodes in China

The force of the blast caused nearby homes and factories to collapse.

# explosion - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

One person killed and six injured after explosion at chemical plant in north-east Spain

The incident happened in Tarragona in Catalonia.

# explosion - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

'A splinter of a splinter of a splinter group': Officers suspect a handful of dissidents behind border bomb

This has been the fifth dissident attack so far this year.

# explosion - Monday 19 August, 2019

Explosion near border was deliberate attempt to kill police officers, PSNI says

The explosion has been condemned by politicians on both sides of the border.

# explosion - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding

“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.

# explosion - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Two killed and radiation levels rise in second incident at a Russian military base this week

The far-north town of Nyonoska was affected by the blast during the testing of a jet engine.

# explosion - Friday 24 May, 2019

Multiple injuries after parcel bomb explodes near bakery in Lyon

French President Emmanuel Macron said it appeared that there were no fatalities.

# explosion - Sunday 19 May, 2019

17 people injured after explosion hits tourist bus near Egyptian pyramids

It comes months after a similar explosion killed three tourists in the region.

# explosion - Sunday 27 January, 2019

At least 18 people killed in two bomb blasts on Catholic church in Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman condemned the incident as an “act of terrorism and murder”.

# explosion - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Three people injured in large explosion and fire at University of Lyon

The explosion hit days after a blast apparently caused by a gas leak hit a Paris bakery.

# explosion - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex Kenya This post contains videos

At least six dead as Islamist suicide bomber and gunmen attack Nairobi complex

Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# explosion - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery Gas Leak This post contains videos

Third person confirmed dead following powerful explosion at Paris bakery

Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle a fire at the bakery before the explosion happened.

# explosion - Friday 28 December, 2018

'Not aliens': New York sky lights up blue after blown transformer at power plant

New York Police Department said there was “no evidence of extraterrestrial activity”.

# explosion - Friday 16 November, 2018

Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire

“This is simply reckless and shows a total disregard for the safety of the local residents.”

# explosion - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17

“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.

# explosion - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing China This post contains videos

Explosive detonated outside US embassy in Beijing

A man has been arrested after the incident and is belived to have injuries to his hand.

# explosion - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Japanese rocket crashes and explodes shortly after take off

No injuries were reported in the spectacular explosion.

# explosion - Sunday 24 June, 2018

25 people injured in explosion at German apartment building

The cause of the explosion is not known.

# explosion - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'Battery short circuit' caused blast in London Underground which injured a number of people

The incident happened in Southgate station in northwest London.

# explosion - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

A massive explosion at a grain silo in Strasbourg has injured four people

A large fire broke out in the aftermath of the explosion and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.

# explosion - Friday 25 May, 2018

15 people injured in Ontario restaurant explosion

Police are looking for two males who were caught on CCTV moments before the blast.

# explosion - Thursday 22 March, 2018

At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant

The incident happened in the northern town of Kralupy-nad-Vltavou.

# explosion - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Boy whose laptop exploded has €20,000 settlement approved

A judge said the incident was “scary”.

# explosion - Monday 26 February, 2018

Five people dead after explosion in Leicester

The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but police have said there is no evidence it’s linked to terrorism.

# explosion - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Birmingham Repertory Theatre evacuated following explosion in basement

Police say initial indications are that the explosion was caused by a technical fault in a staff-only area of the theatre.

# explosion - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

# explosion - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

At least two dead and over a dozen injured in Belgium 'gas explosion'

The incident happened last night.

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