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Ala. Gas Pipeline Reopens After Explosion

Service to New York City restarted early Sunday

(Newser) - The company that owns a gasoline pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week says the pipeline is back in service. Colonial Pipeline Co. says service was restarted at 5:45am Sunday, reports the AP . The pipeline transports gasoline from the Gulf Coast to New York City. It exploded Monday while... More »

No Miracles: 33 Trapped Miners Found Dead in China

All bodies have been recovered

(Newser) - All 33 coal miners trapped underground by a gas explosion in China have been found dead, reports the AP . Two of their fellow miners made it to safety in the aftermath of Monday's blast, but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered,... More »

1 Dead, 6 Hurt in Alabama Pipeline Blast

Blast happened near site of September leak

(Newser) - An explosion along the Colonial Pipeline in rural Alabama killed one worker and injured six others Monday not far from where the line burst and leaked thousands of gallons of gasoline in September, authorities say. The blast, which sent flames and thick black smoke soaring over the forest, happened near... More »

Neighbors Smell Gas, Then Explosion Destroys 2 NJ Homes

Not clear whether anyone was injured in blast

(Newser) - Two New Jersey houses have been destroyed in an explosion that occurred after neighbors reported the smell of gas and firefighters arrived to investigate, the AP reports. It's not yet clear if anyone was injured in the Tuesday morning blast in Paterson. Councilman Andre Sayegh says residents had notified... More »

Samsung Has a New Exploding Product: CPSC

Top-loading washing machine could be a problem, per consumer safety group

(Newser) - Samsung isn't having a great year. First there was a worldwide recall for millions of its new smartphones after some caught fire; then the company was accused of messing up that recall . Now a warning has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission about some of its top-loading... More »

Teen Tries to Mask Cigarette Smoke, Causes Explosion

Too much air freshener created a dangerous gas mix

(Newser) - A German teenager has suffered serious injuries after accidentally creating an explosion in the family car with air freshener, the AP reports. Police in the western city of Duisburg say the 17-year-old boy had been trying Wednesday to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke in a recently purchased... More »

After 'Intentional' NYC Blast, 2nd Device Recovered

Pressure cooker with wiring removed just blocks away

(Newser) - An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections but called the blast an "intentional act." De Blasio tried to calm any fears among nervous... More »

Explosion Rattles Manhattan, With 25 Injuries

It appeared to originate in a trash bin in the Chelsea neighborhood

(Newser) - An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City Saturday night, with reports of multiple minor injuries. The New York Post reports that the explosion took place about 8:30pm in a dumpster outside a Manhattan building that provides services for the blind. (A witness told CNN that it... More »

21 Die in Factory Explosion, Fire

At least 50 injured in Bangladesh disaster

(Newser) - A boiler exploded and triggered a fire at a packaging factory near Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens, officials say. Several bodies were recovered from the five-story Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory in the Tongi industrial area outside Dhaka, fire official Mohammed Rafiquzzaman tells... More »

SpaceX Explosion Could Be Big Blow for Facebook

Destroyed satellite was part of Facebook's Internet.org initiative

(Newser) - A blast that sounded like thunder, then the sounds of more explosions: SpaceX's launch site was rocked by an explosion Thursday shortly after 9am. The company says in a statement that in preparation for Thursday's engine firing—a test carried out a few days before every launch—"... More »

Truck Was Headed to Takata Factory. Then, an Explosion

Rescuers searched for victim for 2 days, found teeth and bones in debris

(Newser) - More trouble for Takata : A truck carrying Takata airbag parts and explosives crashed in Texas last week, exploding and killing a woman and injuring four others. Authorities say the truck left a highway in Quemado before dawn on Aug. 22, caught fire outside Lucila Robles' home, then violently exploded after... More »

6 Found Dead So Far in Mysterious Maryland Explosion

But one man reported missing has been found alive

(Newser) - The death toll has risen as searchers sift through the rubble from an explosion at a Maryland apartment building . Montgomery County Police said Monday that a sixth body has been found in the debris of the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring, the AP reports. An explosion at the four-story... More »

Cyclist Burned After He Falls on His iPhone

Australian Gareth Clear has third-degree burns on his butt

(Newser) - Sydney cyclist Gareth Clear was riding his bike with his iPhone 6 in his back pocket over the weekend when his foot slipped off the pedal and he lost his balance and fell—all par for the course for riders of any level. But he was not expecting his phone... More »

1 Killed, 1 Hurt in Rural Nevada Explosions

Shrapnel was blown into neighborhood yards

(Newser) - A pair of explosions in a small Nevada town Wednesday evening killed one person and prompted a request for a bomb unit to respond from Las Vegas, about 165 miles away, the AP reports. Authorities say a second person was injured in the explosions on a residential street in Panaca.... More »

Teen Faces Amputation After Blast in Central Park

Cops are trying to figure out if it was a firework Conner Golden stepped on or something 'more sinister'

(Newser) - A group of friends enjoying a morning in NYC's Central Park stumbled onto misfortune Sunday when one apparently stepped on an explosive, severely injuring his leg, the New York Post reports. The FDNY says the explosion happened around 11am at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue, per NBC New York... More »

Disturbing Letters Found After House Explodes

2 bodies have been found, but police aren't saying much

(Newser) - Mystery surrounds the explosion of a home in Mississauga, Ontario, Tuesday. A woman's body was recovered from the rubble that day, and on Thursday night, a man's body was found, Global News reports. Their identities have not been released, but police have released the names of two people... More »

'Let's Watch a Few More Minutes': Fireworks Disaster Kills 110

Indian temple's board members now on the run

(Newser) - Rescue officials are sifting through a Hindu temple in southern India where at least 110 people died when a fireworks display—an unauthorized pyrotechnic show that went horribly wrong—swept through the temple packed with thousands for a religious festival. The death toll from the pre-dawn fire on Sunday at... More »

Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

The homemade rocket exploded

(Newser) - Authorities say two Southern California high school students attached a homemade model rocket to a skateboard before it exploded and killed one of the teens. The blast Monday evening in the courtyard of a Ventura County elementary school killed 18-year-old Bernard Moon, the AP reports. His 17-year-old friend was injured... More »

Baltimore Woman Sues Mayor for Violent Toilet Explosion

She was 'blown off' the toilet seat, suffered injuries and 'mental anguish': suit

(Newser) - A Baltimore woman who says she was blown off of her toilet when it exploded in November 2014, causing her physical injuries and PTSD, as well as loads of physical damage to her home, is now suing the city's mayor and City Council, as well as a couple of... More »

Puppy's Collar Obliterates Part of Owner's Home

Puppy's collar got caught on gas valve, triggering explosion

(Newser) - For the gas explosion that nearly decimated a Gulfport, Miss., house on Wednesday, everything had to go exactly right—or, rather, exactly wrong. Per the local fire chief, the home's resident puppy got its collar stuck on an unused laundry-room gas valve (the same exact height as the pup'... More »

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