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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Explosion

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'Booby trap' bomb found under car in Belfast
The viable device was made safe and police are now appealing for information.
Fifth person dies after Manhattan building collapse
The death toll is expected to rise as the search goes on through the rubble of the two buildings.
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about a problem in the SME sector, the debris found from Malaysia Airlines flight and the Great White shark on the way to Ireland.
Two men injured in explosion in the back garden of a Coolock house
The two men were allegedly involved in the making a pipe bomb at the time.
Stormy weather washes ashore early 20th century grenade in Donegal
The grenade underwent a controlled explosion this morning.
Some cows in Germany farted so much, their barn exploded
A nasty case of wind.
Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit
The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.
At least five killed in Japan plant explosion
Twelve people have been injured, nine receiving minor injuries.
Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed by exploding safe
It is believed Jamal al-Jamal was attempting to open an old safe which had been brought from the previous embassy building.
Palestinian ambassador to Prague killed by explosion
Police are investigating the blast, which took place in his residence.
Second bomb blast in Russian city kills at least 10 people
The explosion on a trolleybus Volgograd comes a day after a suicide bombing killed at 17 at the city’s main railway station.
Former Lebanese minister killed in huge car bomb explosion
Footage from the scene showed people on fire and several cars and buildings ablaze.
Explosion forces evacuation of busy Belfast retail district
The explosion occurred in the Cathedral Quarter, a busy retail district.
Masked men hijacked car that exploded in Belfast
Streets are closed as PSNI officers inspect a suspect car.
Explosions outside Chinese government regional HQ leave one dead, eight injured
Eight small explosions were heard by those in the area, which state media is reporting were caused by home-made bombs.
More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.
Man seriously injured in explosion in Derry
It is believed a gas explosion occurred in the Bond Street area.
Viable explosive device made safe at apartment complex in Kildare
The device was taken to a safe military location for examination.
Belfast residents evacuated for controlled explosion on car
Police said that most of the roads closed off during the incident have now repopened.
Egyptian Interior Minister 'survives bomb explosion'
The bomb struck the convoy in Cairo’s Nasr City district.
Divers find another body on Indian submarine after it exploded
Eighteen crewmen were on board the submarine when it exploded and sank, but the navy says some bodies may never be found because of the high temperature of the fire.
Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport
Apart from the man in the wheelchair, no other injuries were caused by the explosion.
Body of man found at scene of Kerry blast
The body of James Gleeson was recovered in Killarney this morning.
PICTURES: Man unaccounted for in Killarney after suspected gas explosion
The explosion took place at a launderette, with emergency services at the scene for much of the day
20 dead, 30 still unaccounted for in Canada rail tragedy
The railway owner says a lone engineer failed to set brakes properly on the train.
Canada: 40 people still missing in runaway train blast, five bodies found
It took firefighters over 24 hours to extinguish the blaze.
Five dead, 40 missing in Canada rail disaster
The accident happened in a Quebec town around 250 kilometers east of Montreal, when an oil-laden cargo train jumped its track created a massive fireball.
Video: Russian rocket explodes just after launch
The unmanned booster rocket was carrying three satellites when it crashed shortly after launch in Kazakhstan.
Pipe bomb explodes in residential area of Coolock
The device went off on Apollo Way in the early hours of this morning but there was no damage to property and no injuries, according to gardaí.
Petrol bomb explodes beside 4-year-old girl playing on Belfast street
The PSNI said the girls is not believed to have been injured but is asking parents in the area to ensure they know the whereabouts of their children.
Fire service called to chemical fire at Trinity College lab
Ten units of the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the incident which has now been brought under control.
VIDEO: 33 people injured in explosion at Louisiana chemical factory
600 workers were inside when the blast occurred in a small town north of New Orleans this morning.
Explosion in Coolock 'shook the whole street'
An explosion – believed to be caused by a pipe bomb – damaged the front door of a house in a residential area of the north Dublin suburb last night.
Man charged over attempted murder of two Belfast police officers
The man will appear in court today charged with conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause an explosion and preparing for an act of terrorism.
Deadly fire at China poultry plant claims 112 lives
The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, but eyewitnesses reportedly heard a blast and suspected a leak of liquid ammonia.
Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul
At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.
Appeal for information after report of explosion outside house
No one was injured in the explosion and the PSNi says that a motive ‘remains under investigation’.
Terrorist explosion kills nine in Damascus
The explosion took place in the central district of Marjeh, Syrian state television said.
Pics: Prague explosion – Up to 40 injured, some trapped under rubble
Police are said to be searching for people buried in rubble on Divadelni Street.
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