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China: Multiple dead in canteen gas explosion

At least 16 people died in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing following a gas explosion in a municipal canteen, the Xinhua news agency reported. The blast occurred in the city's Wulong di...

Gas explosion at central Taiwan restaurant injures 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gas explosion occurred at a restaurant in Taichung on Sunday morning (Jan. 2), injuring one. The Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report about a fire at a lu wei ...

Belgium: Gas explosion in Turnhout kills three

At least three people died in a suspected gas explosion that destroyed large parts of a residential building in the Belgian town of Turnhout on Friday. One more person was missing. According to Belg...

Death toll in southern Pakistan sewer gas blast jumps to 17

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a sewer gas blast in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi jumped to 17 as some critically injured people died overnight and Sunday, police said. ...

Gas explosion in sewer kills 12 in Pakistan's largest city

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, killed at least 12 people and injured 11 others Saturday, police and a health official said. ...

Police, health officials say gas explosion in sewage system kills at least 10 in southern Pakistan city

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police, health officials say gas explosion in sewage system kills at least 10 in southern Pakistan city.

Pakistan: Suspected gas explosion kills at least 12

Police in Pakistan are trying to determine what caused a deadly blast near a bank in Karachi on Saturday, which killed at least 12 people. Sabir Memon from the Karachi Trauma Center first told the ...

Italy: One dead, several missing after buildings collapse in Sicily

One person died and several others, including children, were missing after several buildings collapsed in the Sicilian town of Ravanusa following a gas explosion, Italian emergency services said early...

Death toll in French apartment blast reaches 3; search over

PARIS (AP) — French rescuers retrieved two more bodies Wednesday from the rubble of an apartment building in southern France that collapsed in a suspected gas explosion, bringing the overall death tol...

Blast levels French building; at least 1 dead, baby found

PARIS (AP) — French rescue workers dug out the body of a man but rescued his baby and the child's mother alive from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Tuesday in a suspected...

Business Highlights: Holiday shopping, Christmas markets

___ Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings are returni...

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a...

Gas explosion in Nigeria's Lagos kills 5, including a child

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A gas explosion in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, on Tuesday killed at least five people, including a child, an emergency services official told The Associated Press. ...

1 dead, 12 injured in apparent gas explosion in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion apparently caused by an accumulation of cooking gas caused a multi-family dwelling to collapse in Mexico City on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 12. ...

At least 3 dead in apparent gas explosion in north China

BEIJING (AP) — An apparent gas explosion gutted part of a high rise in northern China on Thursday morning, killing at least three people and injuring 30. It occurred at a hotel in Sh...