New York gas blast ‘kills two and injures 20’

A gas explosion reportedly levelled two buildings in New York City, killing two people. Reports claim the blast, which was sparked by a gas leak in East Harlem, also injured at least 20 people. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said 250 firefighters were at the scene to tackle the blaze and with the necessary […]

Gas explosion in Essex injures 10

Ten people were injured following a gas explosion in a residential area in Clacton, Essex this morning. A man believed to be in his 70s was airlifted to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford with life-threatening injuries while a woman in her 50s were treated for severe burns. A further eight casualties were taken to Colchester hospital […]

China’s coal mine explosion kills 19 people

A gas explosion in a coal mine in China has killed 19 miners, Chinese media reported. The incident, which occurred in the southwest province of Sichuan yesterday, trapped around 50 miners underground at the Xiaojiawan coal mine where 120 miners were working. Reports claim around 70 people had been lifted out of the mine last […]