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Man dies after e-cigarette 'explodes' due to 'unbranded' charger

Ringwood - According to reports from firefighters a 62-year-old man was attempting to charge an e-cigarette when it exploded, igniting some nearby oxygen equipment

Vat of eggnog flavoring injures two workers in New Jersey

Totowa - An explosion reportedly ripped through the Pharmachem Laboratories which originated with a vat of eggnog flavoring. Workers were wearing their safety helmets and only suffered minor injuries.

Safety questioned as China plant blast deaths rise to 71

Kunshan - The death toll from an explosion at a Taiwan-invested car parts factory in China climbed to 71 on Sunday, state media said, as a labour rights group cast doubt on its safety measures.

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Kaohsiung - Taiwan's president promised on Saturday to launch a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island's densely populated second city, as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy.

China factory explosion kills 68

Kunshan - A massive explosion killed 68 people Saturday as it ripped through a factory in eastern China, officials said, as badly burned victims were rushed to local hospitals.

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan

Kaohsiung - A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping up roads, officials said Friday.

Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Taipei - Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 20 people and injuring up to 270, officials said Friday, warning that the toll is expected to rise.

Why West, Texas explosion victims should seek compensation Promoted

On April 17, 2014, residents of West, Texas - a city of 2,800 residents, located 20 miles north of Waco - held a moment of silence at the town's remembrance ceremony for those who lost their lives in an explosion that rocked the town a year ago.

Exploding fireworks store shuts down highway, starts brush fires

Pioneer - A fireworks supermarket in Tennessee exploded Sunday evening, shooting fireworks onto the nearby highway and causing small brush fires.

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India

Hyderabad - A massive explosion Friday on a state-owned gas pipeline running through the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh killed at least 16 people and gutted scores of homes, a state minister said."At least 16 people are dead.

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.

California utility faces new criminal charges from 2010 explosion

San Bruno - A California utility company indicted over a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight and destroyed dozens of homes in the city of San Bruno is facing even more charges.

Three dead as Champions League fans targeted in Nigeria blast

Jos - At least three people were killed on Saturday in the central Nigerian city of Jos in an explosion targeting football fans watching the European Champions League final, the authorities said.

Blast rocks central Nigerian city of Jos: Relief agency

Jos - An explosion rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Saturday, the country's main relief agency said, just days after at least 118 people were killed in a twin car bomb attack.

Blast rocks central Nigerian city of Jos: relief agency

Jos - An explosion rocked the central Nigerian city of Jos on Saturday, the country's main relief agency said, just days after at least 118 people were killed in a twin car bomb attack.

Nigeria car bombing death toll at least 118: Relief agency

Lagos - At least 118 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country's relief agency said on Tuesday, warning that the death toll could rise further.

46 killed in central Nigeria twin bombings

Lagos - Twin car bombings killed 46 people on Tuesday at a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, as emergency workers struggled to contain a raging fire, officials said.

Scores dead, hundreds trapped in coal mine disaster in Turkey

Soma - More than 150 miners are dead and hundreds more missing Tuesday after an explosion and fire crippled a coal mine in western Turkey.

7-year-old girl injured by exploding Samsung Galaxy S2

Astana - A 7-year-old girl living in Astana, Kazakhstan, has received serious burns and injuries to her legs after her Samsung Galaxy S2 in her pocket exploded.

Boston Marathon bombing response a world model, governor says

Boston's handling of the bombing attack on its marathon in April has become a model for cities around the world on how to respond to tragedy, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said on Monday, as the city made its final preparation...

Explosion in Manhattan, building collapses

A massive explosion has struck Manhattan's East Harlem. Eleven people reportedly have minor injuries as a result of this blast and building collapse.

Exploding toilet severely injures woman in Barcelona (updated)

Barcelona - If you aren't already a little fussy over the state of public toilets, now would be a good time to start. This poor woman merely sat on the toilet and switched on the light, which caused the toilet to explode under her.

WWII bomb explodes in Germany, killing digger driver

Euskirchen - During excavation work in an industrial area in Euskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, a bomb from the Second World War has exploded. The digger driver was killed, according to a spokesman for the local fire department.

Video: Massive blast causes mushroom cloud as oil train derails

Casselton - A freight train carrying oil derailed near Casselton in North Dakota on Monday. It was then hit by another train, causing a huge explosion and flames up to 100 feet in the air.

Deadly explosion in Egypt kills 14 people and injures 120

Cairo - A deadly explosion in Egypt's Nile Delta has claimed the lives of at least 14 people, and has left over 120 others injured.

Massive Norway truck blast kills pets, destroys farm (video)

The massive explosion of a truck in a quarry in northern Norway has caused the destruction of a nearby family home, the death of the family's pet dog and cat, and around 1,500 pigs now face emergency slaughter.

3 injured, 2 seriously as explosion rocks stadium in Mallorca

Palma - Two workers suffered serious injuries when a generator exploded in the parking lot of the Son Moix stadium in Palma on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. A third person suffered lesser injuries.

Gas explosion in Madrid cannabis 'grow shop' injures six people

Madrid - Six people have been injured, four of them critically, in a gas explosion in a cannabis "grow shop" in the Carabanchel district of Madrid, Spain.

At least 12 dead, 60 injured in Argentine building explosion

Rosario - A powerful blast in a downtown building in the city of Rosario, Argentina, left twelve people dead, over 60 injured, and 13 missing. The explosion was likely caused by a leak of natural gas.
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Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo  Norway.
Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo, Norway.
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A sewer explosion in Beihai  south China destroys a road.
A sewer explosion in Beihai, south China destroys a road.
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An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims  France causing it to collapse.
An explosion ripped apart an apartment building in Reims, France causing it to collapse.
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area  ...
Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent  Belgium on May 4  2013.
A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent, Belgium on May 4, 2013.
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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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Explosion at a building in the city of Rosario  Argentina  practically destroyed a building and caus...
Explosion at a building in the city of Rosario, Argentina, practically destroyed a building and caused at least 12 people dead. (Screen capture from Clarin.com).
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NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25  2010 using its Moderate...
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explo...
People stand in front of a hospital as they wait for news from her relatives after a coal mine explosion in the Turkish province of Manisa, on May 14, 2014
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Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
Mushroom cloud created by a MOAB
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A huge explosion caused much damage in Indianapolis on Saturday.
A huge explosion caused much damage in Indianapolis on Saturday.
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WV Coal Miner
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A gas pipeline explosion
A gas pipeline explosion
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ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and de...
ASHES: Photo from 2010 shows the aftermath of an underground pipe explosion that killed eight and destroyed 38 homes in the city of San Bruno, Calif.
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New York: Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
New York: Explosion at the Con Ed power plant
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The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce s en...
The double-decker Airbus A380 landed safely with 459 people aboard after one of the Rolls-Royce's engine blew out.
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A gas tanker exploded in Almaty  Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
A gas tanker exploded in Almaty, Kazakhstan causing huge damage.
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