Tag: Explosions

Austin-Bound Package Blows Up At FedEx Facility Outside San Antonio

A female FedEx employee was injured early Tuesday when a package at the FedEx facility in Schertz, Texas, exploded. The San Antonio Fire Department says the package was destined for Austin, and the FBI tells CBS News that it is “more than possible” that the explosion is linked to the four explosions in Austin this…

10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that high…

Death Toll Jumps to 44 in Tianjin China Blasts [VIDEO]

A series of powerful explosions that rocked the northern Chinese city of Tianjin has left at least 44 people dead and wounded more than 500, the Xinhua state news agency reported Thursday. Authorities said 12 firefighters were among those killed in the two blasts, which happened late Wednesday in a warehouse storing unspecified hazardous goods.…

New Jersey Turnpike After Truck Explosion [VIDEO]

Traffic is moving again on the New Jersey Turnpike after two tractor trailers collided Wednesday night in Middlesex County. The accident occurred just before 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the outer northbound lanes at exit nine in East Brunswick Township. The impact caused one of the trucks to catch fire.

ISIS Kills 60 at Busy Baghdad Market [VIDEO]

Authorities said at least 60 people died after a refrigerator truck exploded in a busy market in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Thursday. In a messaged posted on Twitter, ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, which left 200 wounded in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood, according to police and medical sources. “Many people were killed and…

Huge China Explosion Kills at Least 13 [VIDEO]

An enormous explosion hit Tianjin, China, before midnight Thursday, killing at least 13 people according to the police. More than 300 people have been taken to the hospital and some 400 residents have signed up to donate blood. Tianjin, located in northern China, is home to more than 15 million people and is 90 miles…

At Least 12 Injured In New York East Village Explosion [VIDEO]

A preliminary suggests the at an East Village, New York, that injured 12 people was related to plumbing and gas work, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said that work failed a Con Edison inspection hours before the explosion and 7-alarm fire. An initial investigation indicates the explosion at an East Village, NY, building…

Massive explosion at ExxonMobil oil refinery [VIDEO]

An explosion at an ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California caused a gas leak and small fire at the gasoline processing unit shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Four workers were injured and the explosion shattered the windows of surrounding buildings. The California Department of Industrial Relations has opened an investigation into the explosion to determine…

State media: Explosives used in attack in Chinaโ€™s Xinjiang

Chinaโ€™s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

Explosion at Florida jail injures over a hundred

Police say 2 people are dead following an apparent gas explosion at a jail in Pensacola, Fla. which has caused a partial building collapse. At least 100 people, including both staff and inmates, have been injured at the facility in Floridaโ€™s Escambia County, police say. Photo: A victim of an apparent explosion at the Escambia…

Train Derailment In Baltimore Causes Large Explosion

A cargo train has derailed outside of Baltimore causing a large explosion. The explosion caused a large tower of smoke visible from miles away. Officials are currently responding to the scene where witnesses saw at least three cars off the tracks. CBS Baltimore

Powerful Blast Injures Up To 40 In Prague

A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe people may still be buried in the rubble. It was not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, in Prague’s Old Town, at about 10 a.m., but it was likely a…

Fuel Barge Explosions Shake Mobile, Alabama

Three people were injured in several explosions on two fuel barges in Mobile, Alabama, officials say. The first explosions occurred around 8:30 p.m. The barges, which reportedly contained natural gas, caught fire after the initial blasts, resulting in several more explosions over the next hour. The Mobile Fire and Rescue department plan to let the…