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18 fireworks unit sheds destroyed


Madurai: In all, 200 workers had a narrow escape when a major explosion occurred at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi in Virudhunagar district on Thursday. Though no casualty or injury was

Kerala: Many injured in LPG tanker explosion

At least 20 persons were injured when an LPG tanker exploded on the national highway in the Chala area here, police said.

The tanker lorry was on its way to Kannur from Kozhikode when the incident o

Third blast rocks N.Zealand coal mine where 29 died

A third explosion rocked a New Zealand coal mine Friday, shortly before the nation observed a minute's silence to mark the time the initial blast led to the death of 29 men a week earlier.

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The explosive gas known as "fire damp" that has stalled the rescue of 29 men at a New Zealand colliery is a miner's worst nightmare, a former worker at the mine said Saturday.

Explosion hits NZ mine; 27 workers missing

Wellington, New Zealand: An explosion ripped through New Zealand's largest coal mine on Friday with about 30 people underground, officials said. Five workers, dazed and slightly injured, stumbled to t

Three injured in explosion in UP

Three persons were on Friday injured in an explosion suspected to be caused due to crackers stored in a house in Khairuddin locality in Pavai police circle here, the police said.

3 killed, 2 injured in explosion in Pak tribal belt

At least three persons were killed and two others injured when the car they were travelling in hit a landmine in the volatile Orakzai tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Monday, security officials

China mine blast tol 26, national media quiet

Beijing: With the recovery of five more bodies, the death toll in the gas explosion that hit a coal mine in China's central Henan province rose to 26 today while 11 others are still trapped undergroun

Blast near Thai PM's residence

Bangkok: A bomb exploded outside a horse stable near the Thai prime minister's residence here early Sunday, but no one was injured, local press reports said.

The blast, which followed two earlier exp

Explosion heard in Kabul: Nato, witness

A big explosion was heard in central Kabul early on Saturday, a Nato spokeswoman said, on the day that Afghanistan is set to go to the polls to elect a new parliament.

There was no immediate informa

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