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Seattle Gas Blast Levels Businesses

9 firefighters injured

(Newser) - Shop owners on Wednesday inspected walls that were ripped to shreds by an early morning natural gas explosion in Seattle and marveled that the blast had caused no serious injuries. Crews were responding to reports of a gas leak when the explosion occurred about 1:40am along a main thoroughfare... More »

29 Homes in Suspicious Indiana Blast to Be Razed

4 more preserved as part of crime scene

(Newser) - Demolitions have been ordered for more than two dozen homes in a blast-ravaged Indianapolis neighborhood where a house explosion that killed two people is being investigated as a homicide case , officials said yesterday. The 29 homes slated for razing amount to nearly a quarter of the 125 houses in the... More »

33 Injured in Kenya Blast

Al-Shabab has threatened such an attack in the past

(Newser) - An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi today, injuring at least 33 people, including a woman who blamed the blast on a "bearded man" who left behind a bag shortly before the detonation. Police officials first indicated the explosion could have been caused... More »

Dozens of Afghan Civilians Killed In NATO Tanker Strike

Blast hit Taliban-hijacked fuel tankers, triggering explosion

(Newser) - At least 90 people were killed in northern Afghanistan today when a NATO air strike hit two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban, setting off a massive explosion. At least 40 of the dead were civilians, said officials. Many more people are injured, and the local hospital in Kunduz province... More »

Thai Gen. Demands Elections After Explosions

Hey denies move amounts to coup

(Newser) - Following a second explosion at a Bangkok airport seized by protesters, Thailand's top general today demanded that parliament be dissolved and new elections held. Gen Anupong Paochinda denied the move amounted to a coup, and insisted the government was still in control. He also ordered protesters to leave Bangkok's international... More »

24 Dead in China Mine Blast

Owners disguised site as boar farm to dupe officials

(Newser) - Twenty-four people died and five were wounded in a blast at an illegal iron mine in China yesterday, Xinhua reports. Mine owners, who fled the scene, had masked the site as a boar farm to dupe authorities. "The owner has violated the law by illegally exploring the state-owned resources,... More »

Dallas Gas Explosion Injures 3

Truck fire ignites massive blasts; major highways shut down

(Newser) - At least three people were injured today after a stock of acetylene tanks and 18-wheelers exploded at a gas plant south of downtown Dallas, sending thick plumes of black smoke and chunks of debris flying into the air. Two people suffered burns and a third sustained a back injury; all... More »

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