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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Explosion

Last month
May 2023
# Milan
One person injured as van carrying oxygen cylinders explodes in Milan
Television footage showed flames metres high on a residential street south-east of the Italian city’s cathedral, Duomo.
This year
# belgorod
Russian fighter jet accidentally drops ammunition over Russian city, injuring two people
Yesterday evening, local officials reported a massive explosion in Belgorod.
# wakayama
Japanese Prime Minister unhurt after explosive device thrown during campaign event
No one was injured in the blast.
# Pennsylvania
Death toll from powerful explosion at chocolate factory in United States rises to seven
The explosion happened on Friday afternoon in the state of Pennsylvania.
# Explosion
Death toll from South Africa gas truck explosion rises to 34
Toll includes 10 health workers at a nearby hospital that was damaged in the blast.
Last year
# Explosion
Death toll in South Africa tanker explosion rises to 15 as over 320 injured
A ‘fire bomb’ from the explosion substantially damaged Tambo Memorial Hospital, about 110 yards away, authorities said.
# Jersey
Death toll from explosion at block of flats in Jersey rises to eight
The blast, which happened at around 4am on Saturday, destroyed a building in St Helier.
# Madrid
Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
Police have opened an investigation involving forensic police.
# Donegal
Gardaí have concluded their examination of Creeslough blast site
Forensic scientists and engineering experts were examining the site in Donegal since 7 October.
# Explosion
Forty confirmed dead in coal mine blast in Turkey
The explosion occurred at 6.45pm at the state-owned TTK Amasra Muessese Mudurlugu mine in the town of Amasra.
# Donegal
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Separate funeral masses will be held for Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) at St Michael’s Church.
Creeslough woman: 'Our small community is shell-shocked - we will never be the same again'
Marie Duffy says the whole community is shocked to its core after Friday’s explosion and the tragic loss of so many.
# creeslough
A village - its heart ripped out - struggles to comprehend the scale of tragedy
Locals say there’s no-one in the community who won’t know someone who died in the blast.
# tributes paid
Country in shock after 'terrible tragedy' in Donegal, says President
President Michael D Higgins offered his condolences to the community in Creeslough.
# Yerevan
Death toll from Armenian blast rises to five with over 60 injured
The cause has not yet been established, but local news reports, said the explosion went off at a place that stored fireworks.
# Disaster
Part of Beirut’s port silos collapse on second anniversary of massive explosion
The northern block of the silos consisting of four towers had been slowly tilting for days.
# Chittagong
At least 49 people dead after chemical explosion in Bangladesh
The toll was expected to rise, with some of the more than 300 people injured in serious condition.
# Baku
One dead and 37 injured after nightclub blast in Azerbaijan capital
The blast was caused by a leak from a tank of liquefied gas stored in the nightclub.
# France
Children among seven killed in explosion in French apartment building
Officials said a search is ongoing for at least two people who are missing.
All time
# Fatal
Three men arrested under terrorism legislation after fatal blast at Liverpool hospital
The incident took place at Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Sunday morning.
# Gothenburg
'Suspect device' may have caused explosion at Swedish apartment block, police say
At least 16 people were hurt in the incident in Gothenburg, four of them suffering serious injuries.
# Afghanistan
Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
12 US troops were among the fatalities.
Reports of suicide bomber striking in 'complex attack' on perimeter of airport this afternoon.
US government confirms a number of casualties following explosion.
Government confirms completion of Irish emergency mission to Afghanistan.
Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
Tom Clonan: The US loss to the Taliban will have severe global repercussions
# hubei
At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing
Videos shot by witnesses and verified by Beijing News show several buildings reduced to rubble and rescue workers carrying shocked survivors on stretchers.
# Lancashire
Child dies after suspected gas explosion 'destroys three homes' in England
Four other people were injured in the serious incident.
# Explosion
At least 15 days before trapped mine workers in China will be reached, authorities say
One worker has died from head injuries in the explosion, state media said earlier.
# Spain
Three people dead and several injured as explosion rocks building in central Madrid
At least eight people were injured in the blast.
# Aden
Explosions hit Yemen airport moments after plane carrying government officials arrives
At least 13 people died in the blast, but officials said all ministers are reported to be unharmed.
# tennessee
Explosion rocks central Nashville in the US
The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management said that a parked vehicle exploded and damaged several buildings.
# Halifax
Three people taken to hospital after explosion at residential property in England
The incident happened this morning in the town of Halifax.
# Explosion
16-year-old boy among four killed in England water works explosion
Emergency services were called to the explosion involving one of the chemical tanks yesterday.
# Bristol
Four dead after large explosion at UK wastewater plant
A fifth person was also hurt in the blast but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
# Connecticut
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.
# beirut
Lebanese diplomat appointed to form new government in crisis-hit country
His appointment comes weeks after a devastating explosion in Beirut.
# Emergency
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.
# Lebanon
'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.
# Lebanon
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.
# beirut
Lebanon's president rejects global probe into port blast
Michel Aoun today said a missile or negligence could have been responsible for the explosion.
# beirut
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.
# Support
Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.
# beirut
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.