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  • Kazakhstan: At least 66 injured after massive arms depot blast President Tokayev has urged the public to remain calm.

    08/26/2021 6:28:54 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Euroasianet ^ | 8-26-21 | Euroasianet
    A series of huge blasts at a munition depot in southern Kazakhstan on August 26 has caused at least 66 injuries and precipitated the evacuation of hundreds of residents from multiple nearby settlements. Defense officials said that a string of six explosions occurred at the facility in the Zhambyl region, not far from the regional capital of Taraz, shortly after 7 p.m. No cause for the blast had been provided as of that same evening, but the Interior Ministry said a criminal probe had been initiated into suspected violations of rules on the handling of dangerous weapons. Amateur footage filmed...
  • US personnel among those wounded in Kabul airport explosion, officials say

    08/26/2021 8:03:04 AM PDT · by Humane1 · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 26, 2021 | Barbara Starr, Kylie Atwood and Ivana Kottasová,
    (CNN)An explosion took place outside the Kabul airport on Thursday as the United States and other countries try to evacuate their citizens and Afghans at risk from the Taliban. Three US officials and a source familiar with the situation said that according to initial reports, there were some US personnel among the wounded.
  • Large explosion at Abbey gate at the Kabul airport.[Two explosions one at Abbey Gate. Another at Baron Hotel]

    08/26/2021 6:52:53 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 460 replies
    JUST IN - Large explosion at Abbey gate at the #Kabul airport.
  • Fuel explosion in Lebanon kills 20, wounding dozens

    08/15/2021 2:07:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 8-15-21 | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM
    A warehouse where fuel was illegally stored exploded in northern Lebanon early Sunday, killing 20 people and burning dozens more in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean country in the throes of a devastating economic and political crisis. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion near the border with Syria. Fuel smuggling operations have been ongoing for months. The Lebanese Red Cross said a fuel tanker exploded and its teams recovered 20 bodies from the site in the border village of Tleil. In a statement, it said it evacuated 79 people who were injured or suffered burns...
  • ‘Apparent miscalculation’ suspected in LAPD fireworks explosion in South L.A.: Preliminary investigation

    07/19/2021 1:54:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    ktla ^ | Jul 19, 2021 | Nouran Salahieh, Gene Kang
    An “apparent miscalculation” in the weight of fireworks detonated by police is suspected in the explosion that shook a South Los Angeles neighborhood late last month, according to a preliminary findings released Monday. What was meant to be a safe detonation of homemade fireworks ended in an explosion that injured 17 people on June 30 in the 700 block of East 27th Street, where police had spent the day seizing a large cache of fireworks from a home. Officials said a Los Angeles Police Department squad opted to detonate some of fireworks that were “leaking” and they deemed to be...
  • Explosion reported at office building in Tehran

    07/15/2021 6:38:42 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    jpost ^ | 7/15/21 | Tzvi Joffre
    An explosion was reported at an office building in western Tehran on Wednesday night, causing heavy damage to part of the building, according to Iranian media. A spokesman for the fire department in Tehran told the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) that the explosion took place in one of the units at a five-story building used for offices, commercial and residential purposes. He stated that the explosion was caused by a gas leak. "There was a relatively severe explosion on the second floor of the building," the fire department spokesperson told ILNA. "The blast was so intense that the walls...
  • Dubai explosion caused by ship fire, authorities report

    07/07/2021 2:44:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7-7-21 | unattributed
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A container ship anchored at Dubai's huge port caught fire late Wednesday Thursday, the emirate's media office reported, causing an explosion that sent tremors across the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates. The Twitter post from Dubai's state-run media office said that a fire was reported to have erupted on a ship and that a team of firefighters was working to control the blaze. Witnesses reported shaking buildings across the city.
  • Violent mud volcano eruption in Caspian Sea sends fireball, black smoke and flames into the sky off Azerbaijan (video)

    07/06/2021 6:41:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    SS ^ | 7/5/21 | SS
    A huge explosion has been seen off the coast of Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea, sending plumes of black smoke and flames into the sky. The blast, which erupted in an area full of oil and gas fields on Sunday, was caused by a mud volcano. None of the energy stations were damaged and no-one was hurt, it added. The blast took place about 10km (6 miles) from the Umid gas field, which is 75km (45 miles) off the coast of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, state oil company Socar spokesperson Ibrahim Ahmadoc said. The fire continued to smoulder into Monday, but...
  • Evacuations ordered after Thai chemical factory explodes

    07/05/2021 1:46:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7-5-21 | DAVID RISING
    A massive explosion at a factory on the outskirts of Bangkok has damaged homes in the surrounding neighborhoods and prompted the evacuation of a wide area over fears of poisonous fumes from burning chemicals and the possibility of additional detonations. Styrene monomer, a hazardous liquid chemical used in the production of disposable foam plates, cups and other products, can produce poisonous fumes when ignited. Chailit said officials were trying to move all people out of the area, including doctors and patients from the neighborhood's main hospital where many of the casualties were initially treated, over fear of the fumes and...
  • 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks explodes in Los Angeles, injures 17 people, including 9 police

    07/01/2021 10:50:52 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 38 replies
    National Post / Reuters ^ | July 1, 2021 | Kanishka Singh and Steve Gorman
    At least nine Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers and one agent of the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were among those hurt, all suffering minor injuries, the city fire department said in a statement... The collection of more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks was seized in a pre-July 4 holiday sweep. The accident occurred as police bomb squad officers were in the process of confiscating the cache in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, the LAPD said on Twitter... “Some of the fireworks were being stored in our bomb squad trailer as a precautionary measure. Unknown at...
  • Exclusive Videos Show The Moment When The Police Found Homemade Explosives And Tried To Detonate Them But It Went Off Prematurely

    07/01/2021 8:19:49 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 18 replies
    Defiant America ^ | 07.01.2021 | Kellyanne Richardson
    Local and federal investigators were combining efforts Thursday to determine why a cache of illegal fireworks exploded as it was being destroyed in South Los Angeles, injuring 17 people — including 10 law enforcement officers. A Los Angeles police bomb squad truck was destroyed from the blast Wednesday, and the vehicle remained on the street in the 700 block of East 27th Street near San Pedro Street Thursday morning as investigators worked to retain the integrity of the scene. We have exclusive videos below that were sent to us by local bystanders! The moment the explosion happened: (video uploaded on...
  • 9 injured in explosion of illegal fireworks seized from South L.A. [CA] home

    06/30/2021 9:31:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Police had called in a bomb squad after a tip led them to seize some 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) of illegal home-made and China-manufactured pyrotechnics at about noon, police said. Pallet-loads of fireworks were placed into an LAPD tractor-trailer and hauled away for disposal but at some point, some of the devices that had been placed inside an armored container on an LAPD big-rig exploded in a burst of flame, demolishing the truck. The blast, caught by news crews, also knocked a nearby car on its side, smashed the windows of several others and blew out windows in a neighboring...
  • Elephant and Castle fire: Watch huge explosion underneath station

    06/28/2021 6:37:11 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Gareth Davies, breaking news editor 28 JUNE 2021 • 2:26PM | Gareth Davies, breaking news editor 28 JUNE 2021 • 2:26PM
    huge fire has broken out underneath Elephant and Castle station leading to explosions and evacuations. Ten engines were sent to the south east London station, where the fire started in garages in the arches of the railway station. Videos from the scene showed explosions sending fireballs out of the unit, with people having to evacuate the area.
  • Deadly water tank explosion caught on astonishing video in Central Valley

    06/23/2021 9:03:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    KTLA ^ | Jun 23, 2021
    A water tank exploded in a Central Valley community, lifting 70 feet into the air, killing a man and prompting a state of emergency in the city of Lemoore this week. The incident was captured on astonishing surveillance video. When the 1.5 million-gallon city water tank ruptured Monday afternoon, the massive container flew into the air, then crumpled on impact, authorities said. City officials released new footage Tuesday night that captured the moment the tank exploded, hurting a city employee and killing a contractor.
  • Explosion, large fire at northern Illinois chemical plant prompts evacuation of area

    06/14/2021 1:01:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies ^ | June 14, 2021 | Jeff Richgels
    An explosion at a northern Illinois chemical plant Monday morning sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting evacuations. After 7 a.m., emergency crews rushed to the scene of the fire near Rockton, near the Wisconsin border, at Chemtool Inc., a company that manufactures lubricants, grease products and other fluids, and is, according to the company, the largest manufacturer of grease in the Americas. Rockton Fire Department Chief Kirk Wilson said about 70 employees who were at the plant when firefighters arrived were evacuated...
  • Watch Live — Massive explosion (and fireball) at Illinois chemical plant… [Chemtool]

    06/14/2021 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on June 14, 2021 11:16 am
    Rockton chemical plant explodes, residents evacuated Residents within a one mile radius of Chemtool are being asked to evacuate due to possible dangerous chemicals being released in a large fire at the facility Monday morning The fire at Chemtool Incorporated, located at 1165 Prairie Hill Road, began around 7:30 a.m. The company manufactures fluids, lubricants and grease products which are distributed worldwide. VIDEO AT LINK................................
  • At least 12 dead and hundreds injured after gas explosion in central China

    06/13/2021 8:41:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | June 13, 2021, 3:00 AM PDT
    Stall keepers and customers buying breakfast and fresh vegetables at a food market were the major victims when the explosion hit shortly after 6 a.m., according to state media reports. Photos showed rescuers climbing over broken concrete slabs to reach those trapped inside. The blast appeared similar to one that occurred in the northeastern port of Qingdao in 2013, in which 55 people were killed when underground pipelines ripped open following a leak. The Shiyan explosion came a day after eight people died and three others were injured when toxic methyl formate leaked from a vehicle at a chemical handling...
  • Power plant fire causes Puerto Rico blackout

    06/10/2021 9:41:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 06 10 2021 | Staff
    A power plant fire in the US territory of Puerto Rico has left thousands of households without electricity. Pictures on social media show plumes of smoke rising from the flames at a sub-station in the capital, San Juan. The fire broke out shortly after the firm reported a cyber-attack, which has not yet been linked to fire. The Caribbean island has struggled with rolling blackouts ever since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed its electrical grid in 2017. Some Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for nearly a year after the storm. A private company - Luma Energy - took over operation...
  • Fire & Explosion Hit Iran Steel Factory In Third Major Incident In 5 Days

    06/06/2021 7:45:24 AM PDT · by blam · 44 replies
    Nation & State ^ | 6-6-2021 | Tyler Durden
    A large fire broke out Saturday night at a steel factory in the southeast city of Zarand in Iran. It's the latest in a mysterious string of blasts and 'accidental' blazes at sensitive sites to beset the Islamic Republic, raising questions of possible Israel sabotage akin to what happened a year ago in the summer of 2020. "The governor of Zarand told the Iranian Fars News Agency that no injuries were caused in the incident and that the incident was under control," The Jerusalem Post reports. "The incident was reportedly caused by the sudden overflow of molten material in the...
  • If you Want to Move an Asteroid, you Need the Right Kind of Nuclear Explosion

    04/14/2021 6:32:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 4/14/2021 | Matt Williams
    Posted on April 14, 2021April 14, 2021 by Matt WilliamsIf you Want to Move an Asteroid, you Need the Right Kind of Nuclear ExplosionUsing nuclear devices to deflect or disrupt an asteroid. Sounds a bit crazy, no? Maybe a little too Hollywood? And yet, detonating nukes in space may be necessary someday for the sake of planetary defense. In order for this method to be effective, scientists need to work out all the particulars in advance. That means knowing how much force will be necessary depending on the mass and trajectory of the asteroid.Recently, a research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore...