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Havana Blames Gas Leak for Fatal Explosion at Hotel
Death Toll Climbs
in Hotel Explosion

Death Toll Climbs in Hotel Explosion

Havana crews still search for survivors in rubble

(Newser) - Update: Rescuers were still searching Sunday for survivors of an explosion at a Havana hotel, which officials said killed more than 30 people. Cuban state TV said survivors could be trapped in the basement of the Hotel Saratoga, which blew up Friday. State media reported that 32 people had been...

Fixing His Tesla Would Cost $22K. So He Blew It Up
Told His Tesla Needed a $22K
Battery, He Blew It Up Instead
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Told His Tesla Needed a $22K Battery, He Blew It Up Instead

Finnish man Tuomas Katainen teamed up with a YouTuber to get the job done

(Newser) - The first 932 miles were good miles for a Finnish man and the used 2013 Tesla Model S he bought. That's when a series of error codes began popping up, which led Tuomas Katainen to take the car to a Tesla dealer for repairs. The news he got was...

Sewer Blast Kills 10, Injures More Than a Dozen

Officials still aren't sure what ignited gas that caused explosion in Karachi, Pakistan

(Newser) - A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in a southern Pakistan city killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others Saturday, police and a health official said. Police spokesman Sohail Jokhio said the blast was apparently caused when something ignited gas that had accumulated in the sewer beneath...

At Least 40 Killed, Dozens Injured in Gas Truck Explosion

The explosion took place late Monday in the Haitian city of Cap-Haitien

(Newser) - A truck carrying gasoline exploded in northern Haiti, killing more than 40 people and injuring dozens of others, officials and news reports said Tuesday. The blast occurred late Monday in the city of Cap-Haitien, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said, adding that he was devastated. Henry said his administration was deploying...

Taxi Blast Kills 1 at Liverpool Hospital
Taxi Explodes
at Liverpool Hospital

Taxi Explodes at Liverpool Hospital

Counterterrorism police lead investigation

(Newser) - Update: Three men were arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the incident that investigators initially thought might have been an accident. The men, 21, 26, and 29, were not identified by police.

'Horrendous Loss of Life' After Oil Tanker Explosion

At least 92 are dead, dozens seriously injured after blast near Sierra Leone's capital

(Newser) - An oil tanker exploded near Sierra Leone's capital, killing at least 92 people and severely injuring dozens of others after large crowds gathered to collect leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said Saturday. The explosion took place late Friday after a bus struck the tanker in Wellington, a suburb just...

Her Vehicle Shook. Then, 'a Lady Screaming'

Police say at least 2 injured after explosion at Atlanta-area apartment complex

(Newser) - An explosion collapsed part of a building Sunday at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta, news outlets reported. The Dunwoody Police Department wrote on social media that they received a report of an explosion at Arrive Perimeter apartments shortly before 1:30pm. Photos from the scene show part of a...

Pentagon Confirms Explosion Outside Kabul Airport
'It's a Hard Day Today:'
13 US Troops Killed

'It's a Hard Day Today:' 13 US Troops Killed

Twin suicide blasts outside Kabul airport also killed dozens of Afghans

(Newser) - Twin explosions outside the Kabul airport on Thursday resulted in dozens of civilian and military deaths. The Pentagon says 13 US troops were killed, reports CNN . "It's a hard day today," said Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, at a briefing. In...

He Was Strolling on a Sidewalk. Then: Boom!
He Was Strolling on a
Sidewalk. Then: Boom!

He Was Strolling on a Sidewalk. Then: Boom!

Barry West suffered 2nd-degree burns after underground explosion in Queens

(Newser) - Barry West may be staying away from sidewalk grates for a while. The 57-year-old New York dad was walking to pay his cellphone bill on Thursday afternoon when he was injured by an underground explosion in Queens, NBC News reports. NBC New York has the footage that shows West nonchalantly...

Huge Blast Shakes Dubai
Huge Blast Shakes Dubai

Huge Blast Shakes Dubai

Officials say it was caused by fire on container ship

(Newser) - A massive blast on a container ship in Dubai Wednesday night was felt across the city and sent a huge fireball into the sky. CNN personnel in the emirate say the explosion was felt more than 10 miles from the Jebel Ali Port , which is the biggest in the region...

3 Kids Trigger 'Mushroom Cloud' Explosion

Wednesday's fire destroyed a California home, threatened 12 more

(Newser) - Three kids are being blamed for a two-alarm fire that triggered a "mushroom cloud" explosion in Northern California on Wednesday. The fire destroyed a Martinez home, displacing three people, and threatened a dozen houses, though no one was injured, per NBC News . Contra Costa County Fire Protection says three...

Man Killed at Baby Shower After Celebratory Stunt Goes Wrong

Something went awry when a cannon was fired in Gaines, Mich.

(Newser) - A day meant to be filled with joy turned tragic over the weekend in Michigan. As the Detroit Free Press reports, the host of a Saturday baby shower in Gaines brought several people into the backyard to fire a cannon in celebration, a device police say resembled a "signal...

First, a Store Explosion. Then, a Police Car Blast

3 are said to be dead, multiple people wounded in Kabul, Afghanistan

(Newser) - Two separate explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least three people, including members of the minority Sikh community, and wounding four others, Afghan officials said. The first explosion hit a store in the heart of the capital, causing it to collapse and kill at least...

The Antique Seller Thought It Was Inert. It Wasn't

WWII-era MK2 grenade killed a Virginia teen in December

(Newser) - A Virginia teen was killed on Dec. 23 when a decades-old hand grenade exploded. The New York Times reports the World War II-era device was thought to have been purchased in June from the Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte, NC. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has...

Pittsburgh Rocked by 2 Separate Explosions

Device used in one of the incidents appears to be an IED, police say

(Newser) - Police in Pittsburgh are investigating after explosions in two different parts of the city over the weekend. Per the Tribune-Review and NBC News , police first responded to calls Sunday between 9pm and 9:30pm that reported an improvised explosive device had been chucked from a moving vehicle in the Lawrenceville...

Nashville Blast: 'Whoever Did It Gave Fair Warning'
Nashville Blast:
'Whoever Did It
Gave Fair Warning'
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Nashville Blast: 'Whoever Did It Gave Fair Warning'

Warning were broadcast from RV of an imminent explosion

(Newser) - A strange new twist has developed in regard to the explosion that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning. Police and witnesses say a recreational vehicle broadcast warnings that a bomb was in the vehicle and counted down a 15-minute warning before the explosion, reports the Tennessean . As of Friday afternoon,...

'Felt Like a Bomb': Blast in Nashville Looks Intentional

3 people treated for non-critical injuries

(Newser) - An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings, and wounding three people, per the AP . Authorities said they believed the blast was intentional, and the FBI is leading the investigation. Police spokesman Don Aaron said the 6:30am explosion was believed...

2 Rescued From Scaffolding After Explosion

Explosion injures more than 20 in Baltimore office building

(Newser) - Two workers were pulled in through windows after an explosion at a high-rise office building in Baltimore on Wednesday left their scaffolding dangling 10 floors above the street. The explosion sparked a fire and a partial collapse of the building's roof, the Sun reports. The fire department said 21...

It's Been 50 Years Since Highway Workers Blew Up a Whale
They Blew Up a Dead Whale.
It Didn't Go as Expected
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They Blew Up a Dead Whale. It Didn't Go as Expected

'For the blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds'

(Newser) - Oregon is celebrating a special anniversary on Thursday: the 50-year commemoration of when highway workers there blew up a dead whale. Per the Willamette Week , a 45-foot, 8-ton sperm whale washed up on the shores of Florence in late 1970, and on Nov. 12, the state's highway division decided...

Beirut Explosion One of Biggest Non-Nuclear Blasts Ever
Beirut Blast Was
a Mini-Hiroshima

Beirut Blast Was a Mini-Hiroshima

Scientists say August explosion was one of biggest non-nuclear blasts ever

(Newser) - It was obvious to everyone who witnessed it that the Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut was a devastating one, killing at least 200 people and injuring thousands. Now, a team from the UK's Sheffield University is detailing just how powerful the blast was, per the BBC : They say it...

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