Explosions

Rescue personnel respond to an explosion that damaged Argenta Hall and Nye Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Reno, Nev. A utilities explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno caused the partial collapse of a dormitory building and at least minor injuries, authorities said. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Thorough searches of a mostly empty University of Nevada, Reno, dormitory that was heavily damaged by an explosion found nobody inside and all students accounted for, officials said Saturday. The cause of the Friday explosion that blew out windows and did other damage to multiple floors of Argenta...
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An official walks near debris after an explosion on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Plantation, Fla. The explosion happened Saturday morning at a shopping center in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The blast sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards (about 91 meters) across the street. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 06, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The...
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July 05, 2019 - 2:32 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police at University of Nevada, Reno were responding Friday to reports of an explosion at a dormitory. Photos posted to social media showed extensive damage spanning multiple floors of a dormitory. Windows were blown out and debris appeared to have fallen on the street below...
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July 05, 2019 - 3:46 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey's border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 2:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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Firefighters search through the rubble of a exploded building in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 26, 2019 - 11:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian firefighters say they have found a body at a residential building in Vienna following a suspected gas explosion. Vienna fire service spokesman Christian Feiler said Thursday that the female body was found overnight inside the house, according to the Austria Press Agency...
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June 26, 2019 - 7:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the facility. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a Wednesday statement that Philadelphia Energy Solutions...
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June 23, 2019 - 12:39 pm
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A third body has been found in the rubble of a burned-out mobile home in California, bringing to five the number of dead in a shooting and fire that began during an argument at a pitch-and-putt golf course, authorities said. Santa Maria police identified Kurt Bracke, 70,...
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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 21, 2019 - 8:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast turned the early morning sky a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents with explosions that shook homes Friday. The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex around 4 a.m.,...
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Firefighters search through the rubble of a collapsed building in Gorizia, northeastern Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019. According to reports, the three-story building is believed to have collapsed following a gas explosion, leaving three people dead. (Pierluigi Bumbaca/ANSA via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 4:05 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people were killed by an explosion in an apartment building that appears to have been caused by a gas leak. The explosion Thursday morning in the northeastern city of Gorizia near the Slovenian border completely leveled the building, leaving just outside...
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