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Pipeline explosion in Kenya leaves at least 73 dead

by Jorge Hernandez on September 12, 2011

A leaking pipeline in a crowded, impoverished neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, exploded on Monday, killing at least 73 people, according to The New York Times. A large crowd had gathered around the pipe in an effort to collect the leaking fuel. The explosion caused a large fire, which is responsible for many of the deaths. […]

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Mysterious explosion rocks Oslo government buildings

by Jorge Hernandez on July 22, 2011

A serious explosion caught people in Oslo, Norway, by surprise as windows were shattered and government buildings – including that of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg – were damaged. Reports are currently conflicting on whether the Prime Minister was harmed, but BBC claims that this is likely not the case. However, there were visible fires burning […]

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Second blast ends chance of rescue for New Zealand miners

by Jorge Hernandez on November 24, 2010

After a second explosion rocked a New Zealand mine, all 29 individuals trapped beneath the surface are believed to be dead, erasing any hope of a Chile-esque miracle, Reuters reports. The miners became trapped on Friday when methane gas caused a massive explosion in the Pike River Mine. Two miners were able to escape the […]

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Engine explosion causes emergency landing in Qantas A380

by Jorge Hernandez on November 4, 2010

A Qantas Airbus A380 carrying 440 passengers from Singapore to Sydney, Australia, was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after experiencing a significant engine failure 15 minutes after takeoff. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the incident has led the Australian airline to ground its fleet of A380s until the cause of the malfunction […]