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July 7, 2005: Suicide bombs are detonated in 3 crowded London subways and 1 bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour, killing 56 and injuring another 700.

History

 

 


Kandahar, Afghanistan: At least 16 people, including security personnel and bystanders, were killed on Tuesday as bomb disposal experts tried and failed to defuse explosives in a parked car.

NY Times

 


At least 29 people died in the two explosions on Monday morning in Kabul, Afghanistan

CNN

“…..The first blast took place at around at 8 a.m. local time in the Shashdarak area of the city, where the US embassy and Afghan government buildings are located, prompting journalists to rush to the scene.

The second explosion came as the attacker, posing as a cameraman, detonated explosives as journalists huddled around the scene….”

 


Reviewing the series of fires and explosions at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior, WI.

MPR News

“…..What caused the blast?

Authorities said a tank of crude oil or asphalt exploded at the refinery as it was shutting down the plant down for repairs. They have not speculated on what caused that initial explosion or what caused it to re-ignite.

No deaths were reported.

Initial injury reports were unclear. As of early Thursday afternoon, the injury toll was 11 and later dropped to six. The injured were taken to three area hospitals. One person’s injuries were serious….”

 


4/18/1983: The U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is virtually destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63.

History Channel

 


A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, Texas: 4/16/1947.

History Channel

 


A training exercise video of the Manchester bombing, May 22, 2017


A reporter in the Kabul bureau of The New York Times: When she hears bombs explode

NY Times

“….[C]all my little brother…..”

“….I was a civilian, not a journalist, at the first suicide bombing I witnessed…… It was a hot July day and I took refuge from the afternoon heat in the shade of a wall.

That wall saved my life. I have no words to describe the horrible sound of that blast, a sound I had never heard before. Dust filled the air and I was lying on the ground, too shocked to move. Which was fortunate because a few minutes later came another blast — a vicious trick of terrorists to get first responders as well. Flying glass cut my nose, but I had no other injury.

Far worse was what I saw: the dead and dying, the dismembered victims and distraught survivors, the terrible screams of agony and suffering, and the howls of despair and rage. The blast killed 84 and wounded more than 400…..”

 


Bomb bound for Austin explodes at FedEx facility near San Antonio


A barge carrying a New Year fireworks display caught fire at an Australian beach injuring 2 and causing thousands of people on the beach to be moved to safety

BBC


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