Texas chemical plant explosion erupts in flames, rattles homes for miles
A fiery explosion at a chemical plant rocked a rural Texas county early Wednesday morning, blowing out windows and rattling houses for miles, officials said. © Carlballou/iStockphoto/Getty Images File photo: Shallow depth of field image taken of yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background. An explosion at the TPC plant in Port Neches, located in Jefferson County, near the Louisiana border, lit up the sky around 1 a.m. local time, according to The Orange Leader. Eyewitnesses reported there was a second blast shortly after. The town is located east of Houston and inland from the Gulf of Mexico.
A gas explosion destroyed portions of a business complex Sunday morning in Columbia. According to fire officials, the call for a gas leak came in around 7
Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia's Ural Mountains region as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people Friday. Firefighters said other people are trapped on the roof as the building burns and is in danger of collapse.
The explosion took place in the 12-story building in the city of Presov shortly after noon. Firefighters said the explosion was between the 9th and 12 floors, and several people fled to the roof.
‘We Need Help’: Deadly Fire in Minneapolis High-Rise Sets Off Panicked Escape
MINNEAPOLIS — The chaos erupted in the night. Dazed residents spilled out of apartments into hallways thick with smoke. As alarms sounded, they struggled down staircase after staircase. They desperately dialed relatives on cellphones, begging for instructions about how to get out. “We need help!” Sharmarke Ali recalled hearing his father plead in a call that came before dawn. A fast-moving, smoky fire on the 14th floor of a high-rise in a Minneapolis public housing complex left at least five people dead and three others hospitalized in the early hours of Wednesday, officials said.
These residential buildings were built using the Large Panel System (LPS) method during the 1960s and 1970s; the construction method Such cracks could precipitate the collapse of entire buildings in the event of a fire or gas explosion , such as the one that led to the partial collapse of the 22-story
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Magnitogorsk explosion in its Al Naba newspaper on Thursday evening. IS said its operatives has planted explosives that had triggered the partial collapse of the 10-storey apartment building , killing 39 and injuring dozens. IS did not provide proof to support
Alena Krcova, a spokeswoman for the rescue services, said dozens of people may have been injured.
Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini is heading for the site.
Explosion in south Nepal town kills 3, injures another 3 .
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An explosion at a house in a southern Nepal town killed three people including the owner, his son and a police officer who responded to the call about the device, police said Saturday. The explosion just after midnight at Mahendranagar town also injured another police officer and the son and daughter of the house owner, a local businessman who ran a medicine store.