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Burma Warehouse Explosion Kills 17

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion at a warehouse in Burma’s largest city has killed at least 17 people and injured more than 100. Authorities said firefighters were fighting a blaze in the Rangoon warehouse district before dawn Thursday when the explosion occurred. Conflicting reports said the building was housing gunpowder, chemicals or medical equipment. The French news agency […]

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Burma Warehouse Explosion Kills 17

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A large explosion at a warehouse in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people and injured about 80 others. Witnesses reported a loud blast early Thursday at what appeared to be a medical warehouse in an industrial district of eastern Rangoon. Officials say the explosion triggered a fire that quickly spread to […]

15 Killed in Burma Warehouse Explosion

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, early Thursday. Witnesses report a loud explosion at a state-owned warehouse in an eastern Rangoon suburb. They said fire spread to nearby buildings. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast. Firefighters have […]

Explosion Kills One, Wounds Another in Burma

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion near a busy intersection in Burma’s commercial hub and former capital, Rangoon, has killed one person and wounded at least one other. Police say the blast occurred on Wednesday near a public toilet, killing one woman. Police have cleared the area and are investigating the incident. Explosions are not uncommon in Burma. The […]

17 Killed in Iran Explosion

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials say a massive explosion at an ammunition depot west of Tehran has killed at least 17 members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. State media reports say a senior guard commander died in the incident. At least 16 other people were injured in the blast with some in critical condition. A spokesman for […]

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15 Killed in Iran Explosions

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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At least 15 people have been killed in Iran after two massive explosions rocked an ammunition depot west of Tehran. Iranian state media reports say something blew up Saturday at a military facility operated by the Revolutionary Guards Corps. A spokesman for the elite military unit says an initial investigation indicates the explosions occurred as […]

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Egypt Gas Pipeline to Jordan, Israel Hit by 2 Blasts

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by two explosions early Thursday — the sixth such attack this year. The officials say the first blast occurred near the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. A second explosion took place near a pumping station in the same sector. Witnesses said […]

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Egypt Gas Pipeline to Jordan, Israel Hit by Blast

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by an explosion early Thursday — the sixth time this year. The officials say the blast occurred near the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. No other details were immediately available.

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Swiss Explosion Kills 1, Injures 14

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Swiss police have announced that one person has been killed and 14 others injured in an explosion in an apartment building in the western city of Yverdon-les-Bains. The cause of the blast Tuesday is still unknown. Police say an investigation is under way. Yverdon-les-Bains is less than 40 miles west of the Swiss capital of […]

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One Dead in Explosion in Southern Turkey

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion near a paramilitary police station in southern Turkey has left one person dead and two wounded. The blast took place Friday in the southern Antalya area. It was not immediately clear who was behind the incident. Deputy Governor Recep Yuksel told local media that the cause of the blast was being investigated. He […]

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