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Mystery blast kills three in Manila

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

Pakistan minibus explosion kills 16 schoolchildren and teacher

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

Dozens injured as gas explosion shakes Prague

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

Seven killed in second mine explosion in four days at same Jilin pit

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

Gas blast at mine in Baishan, Jilin, kills 28

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

Tremor felt in downtown Shenyang after underground explosion

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

Daughter of Shanxi official killed in 'gas explosion'

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

Gas build-up caused Mexico Pemex explosion, not bomb, officials say

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

Ma On Shan restaurant blast injures 20

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

I'll investigate killer blast cover-up, pledges acting Shanxi governor

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