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  • Florida couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes (trunc)

    08/14/2017 11:58:15 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2017
    <p>A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion. The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento when the couple left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane told the Orlando Sentinel After the explosion, the vehicle kept traveling until it crashed into a pole, according to Lane. Both people inside the SUV sustained burns, but their injuries are not life-threatening, FOX35 Orlando reported. Photos of the SUV posted by the Orlando Police Department show the vehicle's roof partially blown off. The photos posted by police also show the windshield blown out, and dents all over the vehicle.</p>
  • The Latest: Group offers $10K reward after mosque explosion

    08/05/2017 2:53:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 8/5
    It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward. The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion. CAIR's local chapter says its national office is urging Islamic centers and mosques to step up security.
  • 1 dead in building explosion, collapse at Minnehaha (Minneapolis)

    08/02/2017 9:01:01 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 20 replies
    KARE 11 News ^ | Aug 2, 2017 | KARE Breaking Live Video
    MINNEAPOLIS - One person is dead and others are trapped under rubble after a building exploded and collapsed at Minnehaha Academy. The explosion happened at Minnehaha's upper campus on 3100 West River Parkway in Minneapolis.
  • Explosion Damages Bixby Air Force Recruiting Station

    07/11/2017 3:59:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    News On 6 ^ | July 11, 2017
    BIXBY, Oklahoma - Local and federal authorities are investigating after an explosion outside an Air Force recruiting station in Bixby late Monday. Bixby Police say they started getting calls about an explosion just after 10:30 p.m. The recruiting station is located in the Post Rock Plaza in the 10400 block of South 82nd East Avenue just off South Memorial Drive.
  • 140,000 Customers Without Power After Electrical Fire, Explosion at LADWP Plant in Northridge

    07/08/2017 9:35:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 09:04PM, July 8, 2017 | Posted 7:39 PM, July 8, 2017, by Mariel Turner,
    The 230 Kilovolt equipment, which carries high voltage electricity and distributes it to customers in the surrounding area, caught fire, according to a LADWP press release. The fire only affected one portion of the station but power to and from the facility has been shut off while LAFD personnel work to put the fire out, the Department added. Residential and commercial customers across San Fernando Valley are without power and the blackout extends for 15-square miles, according to the LADWP. ... Crews will begin reenergizing affected areas once the fire has been extinguished. Power is expected to be out for...
  • Explosion at Eglin AFB Lab Prompts Evacuation

    07/05/2017 10:43:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    military.com ^ | 070517 | Oriana Pawlyk
    Officials at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, are warning airmen and nearby residents to avoid a perimeter around McKinley Climatic Lab after an unexplained explosion occurred at the on-base facility Wednesday. "A little before 10 a.m., an explosion occurred at McKinley Climatic Lab," Eglin officials said in a Facebook post. No injuries have been reported. First responders established a 1,000-ft perimeter, and surrounding areas were evacuated, the post said. Officials said to avoid contact with smoke from the blast, even as it continues to dissipate.
  • Overturned Tanker Explodes In Pakistan, Killing At Least 150

    06/26/2017 11:51:43 AM PDT · by johnk · 14 replies
    www.westernjournalism.com ^ | June 26, 2017 at 6:26am | By Jack Davis
    At least 150 people were killed and 100 more injured in eastern Pakistan when an overturned tanker truck exploded while villagers were trying to collect fuel that had spilled onto the roadway. ... The tanker blew a tire, authorities said, leading to the crash. When an oil tanker overturned in Pakistan, residents rushed to collect the gushing fuel. Then the tanker exploded. https://t.co/fHq24yAVal pic.twitter.com/JIGOANRlYu — New York Times World (@nytimesworld) June 26, 2017 After the tanker crashed, it began leaking its 5,500 gallons of fuel. Although police tried to keep people from the wreck, residents of the community used anything...
  • Fitness model Rebecca Burger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

    06/22/2017 8:55:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | GEOFF HERBERT
    A French fitness model and lifestyle blogger is dead after a "domestic accident." The BBC reports Rebecca Burger, 33, was killed Sunday when a can of whipped cream suddenly exploded, apparently causing a heart attack. French media said she died of cardiac arrest after the dispenser burst, striking her in the chest. Her Instagram account, which had more than 160,000 followers, shared a photo after her death showing the whipped cream siphon that "exploded and struck Rebecca's thorax, resulting in her death." The brand of whipped cream dispenser Burger used was not named, but the BBC says a French consumer...
  • When A Hybrid Car Explodes

    06/17/2017 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-17-17 | JR
    Yikes...and I happen to own one! This one was parked alongside a bus station.
  • Footage Of The Moment The Explosion Occurred Near A Kindergarten Eastern China

    06/15/2017 5:58:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/15/17
    Footage of the moment the explosion occurred near a kindergarten in Fengxian County, Eastern China, at least 40 wounded.https://twitter.com/News_Executive/status/875321223126949888https://twitter.com/News_Executive/status/875321223126949888
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • Loud explosion, smoke reported at the Vatican

    06/01/2017 9:12:00 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 1, 2017
    An explosion has been reported at the Vatican. There is a video of the scene at the link. This must have just happened as Twitter is the only place I'm finding this so far.
  • 'Number of Confirmed Fatalities’ After Reports of ‘Explosions’ At UK Ariana Grande Concert

    05/22/2017 4:40:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 115 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2017 | Breitbart London
    UK Police have confirmed a number of fatalities in central Manchester in the North of England after reports of one or more “explosions” during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening. Greater Manchester Police said there have been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.
  • LIVE: Fatalities after Manchester 'explosion'

    05/22/2017 3:54:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 366 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 May 2017
    Police warn people to stay away from the Manchester Arena area following reports of an explosion. Here's what we know: :: Police have confirmed a number of fatalities after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena :: The arena was hosting an Ariana Grande concert and the "loud bangs" were heard just after the concert ended :: The cause of the bangs has not yet been confirmed Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a number of confirmed fatalities
  • The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    05/08/2017 7:29:24 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 May 2017 | Matthew Teller
    The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins. For better or worse, however, the time has now come for their home to be demined, reports Matthew Teller.{snip}Fortunately, the landmines aren't a problem for the penguins - at least, not the little Magellanics and Gentoos of Yorke Bay. "They don't seem to be heavy enough to set them off," says Esther Bertram, chief executive officer of Falklands Conservation.
  • North Korea missile explosion deliberate, experts say

    05/01/2017 12:14:36 PM PDT · by rxsid · 39 replies
    koreatimes.co.kr ^ | 05/01/2017 | Park Si-so
    "North Korea missile explosion deliberate, experts sayBy Park Si-so - Posted : 2017-04-30 13:27The mid-air explosion of a North Korean missile on Saturday morning was deliberate, not a failed launch as claimed, South Korean government officials say. It is believed the North was testing a warhead explosion, an essential step toward testing a nuclear warhead explosion. "We don't believe the mid-air explosion was an accident," cable news channel YTN quoted a government official as saying. "It's believed the explosion was a test to develop a nuclear weapon different from existing ones." The nuclear-armed isolated country fired a ballistic missile on...
  • Blast heard in Toronto's financial district underground, heavy smoke

    05/01/2017 2:59:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2017 | Reuters
    Toronto police have closed off a section of the city's downtown financial district after reports of a loud blast, a spokeswoman said on Monday, and heavy smoke was seen in the area. Heavy smoke was pouring out of sewer grates at the corner of King and Bay Street, in the heart of the city's financial core, according to a Reuters witness.
  • Train car carrying Lithium batteries explodes near downtown Houston

    04/25/2017 12:53:20 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 24, 2017 | KHOU.com Staf
    A train car carrying lithium batteries exploded just north of downtown Houston on Sunday. The blast was so strong, it broke windows in nearby homes. "The moment that I got into the threshold and got inside an explosion went off and it threw me into the other side of the door, so there was a tremendous amount of force – I had no idea what was happening." said Tashi Garcia, who lives nearby the railroad tracks. After the ringing in his ears subsided, he said he checked out the damage to his home. There were broken windows and cracks along...
  • At least 21 dead after blast in Egyptian church

    04/09/2017 3:47:03 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 April 2017 | Staff
    An explosion on Sunday morning at the Mar Girgis Coptic church in the central Delta city of Tanta has left at least 21 dead and over 40 people injured, according to officials. Worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday.
  • 3 dead, 4 injured in boiler explosion (ST. Louis, MO)

    04/05/2017 2:18:13 AM PDT · by MCF · 11 replies
    Fox2now.com ^ | 03/04/2012 | Danielle Scruggs, Roche Madden, Vic Faust
    According to St. Louis City Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, a van-sized piece of the boiler went airborne and crashed through the roof of Faultless Healthcare Linen, located at 2030 S. Broadway.