Posts tagged as explosion

Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Friday, July 5, 2019

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey’s border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The report says several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.

Kazakhstan evacuates thousands of people after blasts at military depot

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In Kazakhstan a munitions depot has been hit by a fire and major explosions, resulting in a mass evacuation of a town. German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported that a Soviet-era munitions depot exploded on Monday, June 24, triggering the evacuation of a town of some 44,000 people in southern Kazakhstan. Local institutions stated that a series of blasts killing one person and injuring dozens of others had taken place at…

Infant found alive in rubble after Russian gas blast

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A baby boy has been found alive after 35 hours spent in the freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported, calling it a miracle. The blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak on New Year’s Eve, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk on Monday, killing at least seven…

Bomb explosion rips through Athens TV station

Monday, December 17, 2018

A bomb explosion ripped through the offices of Greek television station Skai TV in Athens in the early hours of Monday morning. No injuries were reported, however, the force of the blast caused “extensive damage” to the station, Skai TV reported. Two other broadcast stations, and ANT1, said they received anonymous phone calls at 1.45 a.m. local time, warning that a bomb would explode at the Skai TV office in a further 45 minutes.…

Pakistan election: 31 dead in bomb attack as voting continues

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A bomb attack has left at least 31 people dead and more than 30 injured as Pakistanis vote Wednesday amid heavy security in a fiercely contested general election. The explosion took place on the outskirts of Quetta, Balochistan province’s capital. The cause of the blast was unknown, said the city’s superintendent of police Quetta, Naseeb Ullah. Shopkeeper Akber Khan, who witnessed the attack, said he had already cast his vote…