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2016-04-20 Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
2. 2016-04-09 India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100 Paravur, Kerala, Southern India
D. 2016-03-21 3 reported killed in blast at Mexico fireworks factory Tultepec, Mexico
E. 2016-02-28 Russian mine accident leaves 36 dead Vorkuta, Russia
F. 2016-02-08 Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house Reynosa, Tamaulipas, North Mexico
6. 2016-01-14 Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil Guaruja, Santos, Brazil
H. 2015-12-27 Explosion, apparently due to gas leak, kills 3 in Giza Faisal, Giza, Cairo
I. 2015-12-24 Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria
9. 2015-10-29 Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, setting off explosions Svatove, Donbass

Recent Summary.     Click for More > India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100 Map of Paravur Kerala India  An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people 89 dead after twin explosions in India Evacuations as sodium cyanide found Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions   Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more in...
Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Map of Coatzacoalcos Veracruz Mexico
Apr.20   Mexico
  An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air
Apr.9   Southern India


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Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136 Map of Coatzacoalcos Veracruz Mexico


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.20   Mexico
  An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the air
Apr.9   Southern India India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100 Map of Paravur Kerala India
  An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala


March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.21   Mexico 3 reported killed in blast at Mexico fireworks factory


February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.28  Russia  Russian mine accident leaves 36 dead Feb.8  North Mexico  Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house

January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.14   Brazil Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.27  Cairo  Explosion, apparently due to gas leak, kills 3 in Giza Dec.24   Nigeria Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people   Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria Oct.29  Donbass  Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, setting off explosions Oct.12  China  Warehouse blast rocks Chinese port of Tianjin Sep.27  Maldives  Maldives president escapes unhurt from speedboat blast on return from Haj trip Sep.17  Southern Sudan  South Sudan oil tanker blast 'kills 170' Sep.13  Central India  Restaurant blast: Police search for shopkeeper Sep.12   Central India 89 dead after twin explosions in India   Container of cooking gas exploded, triggering a second blast of mine detonators stored illegally nearby Sep.11  China  Search ends for missing in China chemical warehouse explosions Aug.31  China  Chemical factory explodes in eastern China, killing 1 Aug.26   China Tianjin blast: 11 officials suspected of negligence
Aug.22  China  Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China Aug.16   China China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene  China  Chinese chemical blasts: 112 dead, 95 still missing  China  Tianjin explosions: Nearly 100 people still missing Aug.15  China  Death toll in Tianjin explosions climbs to over 100   China Evacuations as sodium cyanide found   The Chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3km radius of the Tianjin blast site over fears of chemical contam... Aug.14  China  Anger over missing firefighters as port death toll reaches 85 Aug.13   China Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin Aug.12  China  Dozens of firefighters reportedly missing after explosions in Tianjin   China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured.    Pictures and video showed flames lighting up th...
Jul.24  Southern Italy  Italy fireworks factory blast kills seven - reports Jul.2  South Korea  Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 5 workers May.5  Mexico  2 workers killed, 10 injured in oil-maintenance platform accident Apr.6  Southern China  China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion Mar.29  Manhattan  New York gas explosion: Second body found three days on Mar.27  Manhattan  Several missing after NYC building collapse Mar.26   Manhattan New York buildings collapse after explosion Mar.4  Donbass  33 bodies recovered from eastern Ukraine mine disaster Jan.29   Mexico   Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital   A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least 7 people - including 4 babies

year 2014 Top ^

Nov.26  Southern China  11 killed in second deadly coal mine explosion in as many days Sep.27  Guinea-Bissau  20 dead when minibus strikes land mine Sep.9  West Germany  Injuries in Germany chemical blast Aug.1   Shanghai China factory blast kills at least 65    At least 65 people were killed Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors Jul.31   Taiwan Gas explosions kill 20, injure hundreds
Jun.26  Southern India  Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 14 people May.13   Turkey Explosion at mine in western Turkey left 200 workers dead Map of Soma Manisa Turkey
  The blast, followed by a fire, occurred at a coal mine. A huge rescue operation is under way to reach hundreds more trapped miners.    Oxygen is being pumped into the privately owned mine....
Mar.13  Manhattan  Rescuers comb New York blast site Mar.12   Manhattan Three killed in NY buildings blast Jan.25  Congo  Many dead in DR Congo blast caused by lightning Jan.9  Japan  5 killed, 12 injured in explosion at chemical plant in Japan Jan.3  West Germany  Bulldozer driver killed by unexploded WWII device Jan.1   Czech Republic Palestinian diplomat dies in blast

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.23   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this... Nov.22  China  Pipeline explosion kills 22 in China, report says Oct.24   North Mexico Mexico factory blast 'injures many'
Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard Jul.10  Canada  Canada blast missing 'probably dead'   Canada Sixty dead or missing after Lac-Megantic train blast Jul.8  Canada  Searchers comb Quebec blast site Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town
Map of Lac-Megantic Canada  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people Jun.3   Northeast China Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant   An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 119 people. Another 54 workers were injured. May.24   Pakistan Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children May.7  Mexico  Gas tanker explodes in Mexico City Apr.29  Czech Republic  Powerful blast in central Prague Apr.20  Northeast China  China mine blast kills 18, injures 12 Apr.18   Texas Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado' Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant
Map of Waco Texas  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco Feb.4  Mexico  Mexico blast 'triggered by gas' Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex

year 2012 Top ^

Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days Mar.4   Congo Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60
Jan.25   Rio de Janeiro High-rise collapses with reports of 11 dead

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.12  Southern France  Explosion reported at French nuclear site Jul.10  Cyprus  Blast at Zygi naval base munitions dump Jun.16  Israel  Gas explosion kills 4 in Israel Mar.28  Yemen  Ammo factory blast kills at least 121 Mar.14   Northern Japan New blast at Japan nuclear plant
Mar.13  Northern Japan  Explosion at Japan nuclear plant Mar.11   Northern Japan Huge blast at nuclear power plant

year 2010 Top ^

Nov.18   New Zealand Miners missing after explosion
Nov.14  Yucatan  6 dead in Mexico resort explosion Jul.4  Congo  Mourning declared after tanker blast Jul.3  Congo  Fuel truck victims buried in mass graves   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.    At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. hist...
Feb.7  Connecticut  Power plant blast 'causes mass casualties'

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.4   Ural 152 killed in nightclub blast and fire   An explosion at a nightclub killed at least 101 people and injured at least 140 others. The preliminary theory was use of pyrotechnical devi... Aug.18   Siberia 62 still missing after blast at plant
Jun.29   Northern Italy 14 die in Italian Riviera train-gas blast Jun.20  China  Factory blast kills at least 16 May.9  Moscow  Gas blast causes fire

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.26  Crimea  27 dead after apartment blast Aug.31  China  15 dead in fireworks blast Aug.10  Toronto  Massive explosions at propane facility Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.10  Mexico  Dynamite blast on truck kills 30 in Mexico Mar.23  Mozambique  Arms depot blast kills 93

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260   A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline Nov.21  Poland  Mine blast kills eight; 15 missing May.12   Nigeria Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200


year 2005 Top ^

Dec.15  St. Petersburg  Explosion at nuclear plant Dec.11   England Fuel depot blasts injure dozens
Sep.23   Texas Evacuee bus explodes as Rita closes May.2  Afghanistan  '28 die' in munitions blast Apr.11  Bangladesh  Factory blast kills 17

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.11   North Korea Big blast reported
Apr.22   North Korea Many casualties in train crash  2 trains carrying flammable materials have exploded in a station and leaves up to 3,000 people dead or injured Apr.17  Southern China  Mass evacuation in Chongqing Mar.16  Russia  58 dead in apartment blast Feb.18   Iran Train blast destroys villages, 300 killed

year 2003 Top ^

Aug.2  Pakistan  Village blast kills 52 Feb.21  New York  Blast hits oil plant Feb.2  Nigeria  'Many dead' in Lagos blast

year 2002 Top ^

Dec.31  Mexico  New Year fireworks blast kills 28 Aug.9  Afghanistan  26 killed in explosion in Jalalabad Mar.6  Kabul  5 peacekeepers die in blast Jan.28   Nigeria Lagos blasts leave 500 dead  killed as a result of a series of huge explosions at an army munitions dump

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.21  Gaza  4 children die in explosion Sep.21  Southern France  Factory blast kills 17 Aug.31   Tokyo Tokyo explosion and fire kills 44
Mar.7  China  School explosion killed 41
before year 2000
Dec. 3, 1948   Shanghai SS Kiangya disaster
Map of Huangpu River China  A Chinese passenger steamship that blew up near the mouth of the Huangpu River 50 miles (80 km) north of Shanghai on 3 or 4 December 1948 May. 6, 1937   New Jersey Explosion of the Hindenburg
Map of Lakehurst New Jersey New Jersey  The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock. Of the 97 people on board, 35 died