Showing posts with label explosion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label explosion. Show all posts

Thursday, September 01, 2016

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

At least 21 dead, 5 injured in central China power plant explosion

 At least 21 people died and five were injured after a high-pressure steam pipe burst at a power plant in central China's Hubei Province.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

1 killed, 9 injured in east China chemical plant blast

One person was killed and nine others were injured after a blast ripped through a chemical plant in east China's Shandong Province on Saturday night, local authorities said early Sunday morning.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

No cyanide detected from Tianjin river section with fish deaths (monitoring result)

No toxic levels of cyanide have been detected in water samples taken from a Tianjin river where a large number of dead fish were spotted after last week's explosions.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tianjin blast: White foam on rainwater 'is normal'.

Thunderstorms on Tuesday morning made the Tianjin recovery operation more difficult, with an increased risk of rainwater becoming polluted. However, the air and water quality were still within what is considered a safe range, monitoring officials said.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

China treats polluted water at Tianjin blast site

Chinese authorities are treating thousands of tonnes of polluted water at the Tianjin port, which was rocked by warehouse blasts last week.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tianjin blasts death toll rises to 114, 70 missing

Death toll of the massive Tianjin blasts rose to 114 after rescuers found two more bodies in the debris, a municipal publicity official said on Monday.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Residents evacuated as death toll rises in Tianjin blasts

Residents near the site of two giant explosions in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin were being evacuated on Saturday over fears of toxic contamination, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Contamination fears after deadly blast at Chinese port city of Tianjin

Residents living near the site of giant explosions in a Chinese port expressed fears for their safety Friday, after reports there could be hundreds of tonnes of dangerous chemicals at the site.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tianjin/China: Tragedy raises questions over safety planning

The explosions in Tianjin may have raised questions over loopholes in the logistics company's safety precautions and the warehouse's location.

Massive explosions have hit China's northern city of Tianjin, leaving at least 17 people dead and hundreds more injured.

State media said the blasts happened in a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port area of the city.

Pictures and video on social media showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Iran Gas Exports to Turkey to Be Resumed Friday

Iran will resume exporting natural gas to Turkey on Friday after the flow was halted after saboteurs attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas from the Islamic Republic to its neighbor, Iran's English-language Press TV reported.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SpaceX rocket heading for ISS explodes after US launch

The unmanned SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket, designed to carry supplies to the International Space Station, has exploded minutes after it was launched in Florida, NASA has said.

Number of victims of Taiwan water park explosion exceeds 500

At least 510 people have sustained injuries and burns of varying severity during the blast in the water park outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei, the local Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Sunday.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ukraine: State emergency service confirms oil depot near Kyiv catches fire again

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has confirmed reports that the oil depot owned by BRSM-Nafta in Vasylkivsky district near Kyiv has caught fire again and there is a high probability of a new explosion. The death toll of the fire is five people already.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rescuers put out fires at three tanks at burning oil depot near Kyiv. ("There are no noxious emissions in the atmosphere...")

Rescue workers have managed to cool down and put out fires in three tanks, one of which was held oil, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine wrote on Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Oil depot fire in Ukraine may cause acid rain (environmentalist)

Acid rain may fall in Ukraine and some European countries following a fuel depot fire outside Kiev, a Ukrainian environmentalist said on Tuesday.

Huge explosion, fire at fuel depot near Kiev kill several

A huge fire and explosion on Tuesday killed several firefighters and hospitalized six others at a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev, according to the interior minister.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

One killed, 1 injured in crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft. More than 800 people have paid or put down deposits to eventually fly aboard the spaceship

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150 km) north of Los Angeles, came days after another commercial space company, Orbital Sciences Inc, lost a rocket in an explosion in Virginia moments after liftoff.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

U.S. rocket explodes seconds after launch (video)

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The Antares rocket carrying the company's Cygnus spacecraft blew up seconds after its liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT (2222 GMT) from U.S. space agency NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.

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