The blast on Friday night blew out the walls of an apartment on the fifth floor, sending a slab of concrete flying on to the street below and smashing into a delivery van. Its driver and two of his crew were crushed to death.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Sixteen schoolchildren and a teacher burned to death in eastern Pakistan early yesterday when a short-circuit near a leaking fuel tank caused their minibus to burst into flames.26 May 2013 - 7:09am
A powerful gas blast ripped through a four-storey building in Prague's historic centre yesterday, injuring 35 people including foreigners, and causing panic in the Czech capital. Rescuers had feared there could be bodies trapped under the rubble of the heavily damaged office block, but the city's mayor said nobody was believed to have been killed.30 Apr 2013 - 1:44am
Four miners, all with minor injuries, had been rescued by yesterday afternoon while 10 more were still trapped underground after Monday's explosion at the Babao Coal Mine in Baishan, cnr.cn, the news portal of China National Radio, reported.3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am
The accident occurred on Friday at the Babao Mine in Baishan city, Jilin province, said Xinhua, citing a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau.31 Mar 2013 - 7:01am
An explosion in an underground pedestrian walkway injured five people and halted traffic in a busy downtown intersection in Shenyang in northern China on Monday morning.4 Mar 2013 - 1:18pm
The daughter of a senior official in a Shanxi city in charge of legal affairs was killed in an explosion at home reportedly caused by a gas leak, but rumours online call it a bomb attack.21 Feb 2013 - 5:51pm
The announcement came four days after the blast, a delay that triggered much speculation about the cause of the blast at the complex that houses the offices of Pemex in the heart of Mexico City.6 Feb 2013 - 3:41am
About 20 people were injured – four seriously – in an explosion at a Chinese restaurant in Ma On Shan around noon on Wednesday.
The blast triggered a fire and created air currents that caused glass windows facing the street to shatter onto the road and pavement.
The explosion occurred in a second-floor restaurant at Chevalier Garden’s commercial centre shortly after 12pm.9 Jan 2013 - 5:47pm
Shanxi's acting governor, Li Xiaopeng, has visited the city where eight construction workers were killed on Christmas Day and promised a thorough investigation amid calls that he should be held accountable for the week-long cover-up of the accident.2 Jan 2013 - 11:30am
A suspect was arrested by police after detonating an explosive device during a robbery attempt at a government dormitory building in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, yesterday, killing the city's chief planner and injuring his wife.14 Dec 2012 - 4:06am
A blast at a chemical plant in Hefei killed one person and injured 10 others on Saturday, Xinhua reports.10 Dec 2012 - 5:30am
Three people were killed and eight wounded in a blast outside a mosque in the Kenyan capital, the Kenyan Red Cross and police said Friday.
There were “three fatalities” as well as several wounded, some critical, a Red Cross official said after the “explosion near a mosque in Eastleigh”, a largely ethnic Somali district of Nairobi.8 Dec 2012 - 3:58am
Survivors of a huge explosion at a rural hotpot restaurant that killed 14 people told yesterday how diners leapt two storeys to the ground to escape the blast.
The powerful blast blew out car windows and bent the iron gate of a shop across the street when it ripped through the Happy Sheep Hot Pot Restaurant in rural Shouyang county, Shanxi province, shortly before 8pm on Friday.25 Nov 2012 - 3:58am
A suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing at least six people including a senior police officer, officials said.
The blast ripped through a congested part of the city, which lies close to Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas and is frequently hit by bombings, leaving blood and body parts in the street.7 Nov 2012 - 6:15pm