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  • Shocking photos show massive fireball caused by explosion at Russian ammo dump

    08/08/2019 5:06:52 PM PDT · by tlozo · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 5, 2019, | Ryan Pickrell
    An ammunition dump at a Russian military base exploded on Monday, setting off fires that injured a handful of people, Russian media reported. The blast occurred in Achinsk, a military town in Siberia's Krasnoyarsk region. "The explosion went off in an ammunition depot, evacuation is being carried out," a source with the emergency services in the area told the state-run news agency Tass. "Two sites are on fire," the source added. "In total, there are about 40 thousand artillery shells of a 125 and 152-mm caliber there." The Russian defense ministry said the facility contained "gunpowder charges for artillery shells,"...
  • Explosions and fire hit ammunition depot in Siberia

    08/05/2019 11:02:47 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    TASS ^ | 8-5-19 | TASS
    Explosions have been reported on Monday at ammunition depot located at the military base in the Achinsk District of the Krasnoyarsk Region. "The explosion went off in an ammunition depot, evacuation is being carried out," a source in the region’s emergency services told TASS on Monday. A source in a local emergencies service told TASS that one serviceman died as a result of the blasts. However, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry has dismissed this information. Eight people have been injured, including two military officers, the local hospital informed TASS.
  • 2 North Carolina bomb squad agents injured in explosion while conducting investigation

    07/26/2019 5:59:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    abc ^ | Jul 26, 2019 | brendan rand
    The agents, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Timothy Luper and Special Agent Brian Joy, were assisting the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation on July 26 and were attempting to melt down bomb-making materials found at the scene when the explosion happened, the North Carolina SBI said in a news release. The investigation began the day before when the Sampson County Sheriff Office’s Criminal Interdiction Team pulled a vehicle over for speeding, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle after a canine detected an odor of narcotics and found “what appeared...
  • At least 20 people are injured in a gas explosion at a Florida shopping center

    07/06/2019 11:17:49 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 6, 2019 | Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Joseph
    At least 20 people were hospitalized Saturday, including two in critical condition, after a gas explosion shattered parts of a shopping mall in the South Florida city of Plantation, authorities said. Firefighters were searching for other injured people but believe all have been taken for treatment, said Plantation Fire Department deputy chief Joel Gordon. News footage and social media video showed firefighters arriving at the mall. Windows were blown out of an LA Fitness. A section of the complex appeared to sustain significant damage, with shattered windows and scattered debris.
  • Explosion rocks Plantation shopping center

    07/06/2019 9:49:10 AM PDT · by loucon · 65 replies
    Explosion rocks Plantation shopping center
  • Early fireworks erupt at South Carolina stores

    07/04/2019 7:12:43 AM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    WTHR ^ | 7-4-2019 | WTHR.COM STAFF
    Videos at the link...... FORT MILL, South Carolina (WCNC) - Crews battled a massive fire near two fireworks stores in South Carolina on the morning of July 4. It happened in a parking lot between the two stores. The York County sheriff tweeted that the fire sparked "in containers outside" one of the stores.
  • xplosion completely levels home in Ballantyne (Charlotte, NC)

    07/02/2019 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | July 2, 2019 | Fox 46 Web Staff
    A home exploded in Ballantyne on Tuesday. It is unclear at this time if anybody was home. (Charlotte Fire Dept.) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - An explosion leveled a home turning it into a pile of rubble on James Jack Lane in the Ballantyne area on Tuesday. It is unclear if anybody was home or what caused the explosion. Medic is reporting a mass casualty bus is on the way, but didn't specify why. The location is less than a five-minute drive from Ballantyne Corporate Park. Complicating the situation is that the firefighters are on the scene, outdoors...
  • Massive Fire, Explosions at Southwest Philadelphia Refinery; Roads Closed

    06/21/2019 3:26:01 AM PDT · by Drago · 120 replies
    NBC-TV 10 Philadelphia ^ | 06-21-2019 | NBC-10 Philly
    A massive fire has erupted at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Southwest Philadelphia shaking nearby homes and sending thick smoke into the air. Homes as far away as South Jersey were rocked by a series of explosions as the blaze, which erupted shortly after 4 a.m., burned. Some residents in Philadelphia said the explosions knocked art off their walls. The fire is contained on the property off Passyunk Avenue of the refinery, fire officials said shortly before 6 a.m. Authorities have not yet said if any workers were injured or not.
  • 25 injured in Swedish blast that hit 2 apartment buildings

    06/07/2019 7:02:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 07/07/2019
    Police said a bomb squad had been deployed to the area as a precaution after the blast, which occurred shortly after 0700 GMT (3 a.m. EDT). The area was sealed off by police. “As for now, we don’t have any information to believe this is terror-related,”
  • 79 Injured in Explosion at Russian TNT Plant (Boom!)

    06/01/2019 1:52:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 6/01/19
    MOSCOW — Russia’s health ministry says 79 people have been injured in an explosion in a plant manufacturing TNT. The blast took place Saturday in Dzerzhinsk, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow. An investigation is underway but the cause of the blast has not been determined. The ministry said 38 employees at the plant and 41 local residents sought treatment after the blast. It said 15 were hospitalized, one in serious condition. The blast broke windows in about 180 residential buildings near the plant, the state news agency Tass reported, citing city authorities.
  • Northrop Grumman’s new rocket suffers small explosion during first big ignition test

    05/31/2019 4:45:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 30, 2019, | Loren Grush@lorengrush
    Northrop Grumman’s first big test of its future OmegA rocket seems to have ended in a small explosion. Today, the company fired up the main engine on the rocket during a ground test in Utah. Toward the end of the test, part of the vehicle’s engine burst apart, sending pieces of hardware flying. Today’s test is what is known as a static fire, when the engine of a rocket is ignited while the vehicle is held firmly to the ground. Northrop Grumman was conducting the very first static fire test of the OmegA’s first stage — the main body of...
  • Explosion reported in Durham as officials respond to downtown gas leak; 1 killed

    04/10/2019 8:55:56 AM PDT · by deport · 47 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 4-10-2019 | SIMONE JASPER
    One person is dead and 15 have been taken to the hospital after an explosion and collapse near Brightleaf Square in downtown Durham on Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said. Crews responded to a reported gas leak and were “actively fighting fire,” according to a post from the City of Durham.
  • US detects huge meteor explosion [December]

    03/18/2019 8:51:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 March 2019 | Paul Rincon
    A huge fireball exploded in the Earth's atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago. But it went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over the Bering Sea, off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The space rock exploded with 10 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Lindley Johnson, planetary defence officer at Nasa, told BBC News a fireball this big is only expected about two or three times every 100 years. At about noon...
  • The Latest: Mexico explosion death toll hits 66; 85 missing

    01/19/2019 6:41:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    AP News ^ | January 19, 2019
    Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66. Over 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing a day after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive against fuel theft gangs drilling dangerous, illegal taps into pipelines an astounding 12,581 times in the first 10 months of 2018, an average of about 42 per day.
  • Turkey-backed Syrian armed group leaders admit conducting assassination and explosion operations..

    01/17/2019 3:11:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Full translation of an article by Syrian Islamist outlet al-Durar al-Shamiya:" A new covert operation for the Free Army in Manbij .. A source reveals the details (Photos)al-Durar al-Shamiya:Last night, elements of the Free [Syrian] Army carried out a covert operation in the city of Manbij in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, which is under the control of the SDF militia.A security source in the Free [Syrian] Army of the al-Duarr al-Shamiya Network: "The covert activities in the areas under the control of SDF militia are varied, and perhaps the most influential is the assassination of leaders of this occupying...
  • Blue Light Floods NYC Sky as Transformer Explodes in Queens

    12/27/2018 7:23:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    A transformer explosion in Queens sent an eerie blue light flooding the nighttime sky over New York City Thursday night, startling residents. Con Edison says a couple of transformers tripped offline at the substation at 20th Avenue and 32nd Street, sparking a fire. The explosion lit the sky so brightly that it briefly appeared to be daytime in neighborhoods like Astoria and Woodside, residents reported. Smoke arose from the source of the blue light, visible from as far as Manhattan.
  • 13 Killed in Czech Republic Coal Mine Explosion

    12/21/2018 12:16:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    KTLA ^ | 12/21/2018
    OKD, the company that operates the CSM mine near the city of Karvina, said 11 of those killed were Polish miners provided by a contractor agency, while two were Czech. A further 10 miners were injured in the blast, with one in a critical condition, the Czech national news agency CTK reported. OKD’s managing director, Boleslav Kowalczyk, said search and rescue operations had to be called off because of poor conditions in the mine. The explosion occurred 800 meters (2,625 feet) below the surface just after 5 p.m. local time on Thursday. All underground work at the hard-coal mine was...
  • 200 Dead In Nigeria Oil Pipeline Blast

    10/16/2018 2:45:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 10-16-18 | Irina Slav
    The number of casualties after an oil product pipeline explosion in Nigeria has reached 200, local media report, as people from local communities have gathered to protest the negligence of the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, which, they said, was the reason for the explosion. The pipeline exploded after it caught fire near the Aba Depot last week. NNPC at the time blamed the explosion on oil theft, which is still rampant in the Niger Delta despite many attempts by the government to put an end to the dangerous practice. The cause of the fire, the company said, could have been...
  • Victims identified in Pennsylvania car explosion that killed 3

    10/01/2018 1:04:31 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 1, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Two men and a 2-year-old boy were identified as the victims found dead after a car explosion in Pennsylvania on Saturday, WPVI reported. The victims were identified as Jacob Schmoyer, 26; John Schmoyer, 2; and David Halman, 66; the television station reported after a Monday afternoon news conference held by authorities. Hallman was a friend of Jacob Schmoyer, authorities said during the news conference. Earlier, relatives confirmed to the Morning Call of Allentown that a man and his 2-year-old son were among the casualties. The relatives confirmed multiple reports on social media. Agents from the Bureau of...
  • At Least 1 Dead in 'Intentional' Car Explosion in Allentown

    09/30/2018 3:43:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 9/29/18 | David Chang
    At least one person died in a car explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Saturday night, officials with the ATF confirmed with NBC10. The vehicle exploded at North Hall and West Turner streets around 9:30 p.m. Police initially confirmed at least two people were injured. Shortly after midnight, officials with the ATF stated at least one person was killed and that they believe the explosion was "intentional." At least 50 ATF agents responded to the scene and are investigating the incident, which they say appears to be a "criminal matter