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Turkey Coal Mine Explosion Kills 166, Hundreds Trapped

ISTANBUL, May 13, 2014: A coal-mine blast in Western Turkey killed at least 166 workers on Tuesday in the nation's worst mining catastrophe in more than two decades, sparking a massive effort to rescue hundreds of miners still trapped underground and facing the risk of gas poisoning. The midafternoon explosion at Soma Komur Isletmeleri AS's mine in the Aegean province of Manisa could result in more deaths, ...

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Explosion rocks the town of Serian, Sarawak

KUCHING, Mar 14, 2014: A powerful explosion rocked Serian town, about 60km from here on Friday afternoon. The explosion shattered glass panels of many business premises including a petrol kiosk some 500 metres away. It also toppled electric poles and damaged some vehicles. Hundreds of people were sent running for cover in all directions. Unconfirmed reports said the explosion was triggered by a fire at an a ...

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Explosions send residents running for their lives

SIBU: Loud explosions during a fire at a warehouse located at Jalan Lanang Barat at Upper Jalan Lanang here sent residents nearby running for their lives. Pang Mee Nguk, 58, said she was at home with her six-year-old grandson when she heard the explosions and noticed the main door of her terrace house shaking. “Without a second thought, I grabbed my grandson, opened the door and ran out as fast as we could. ...

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Water Taxi explosion in South Kalimantan claimed 6 lives

KOTABARU, SOUTH KALIMANTAN: At least six people died when a water taxi exploded in South Kalimantan’s Kotabaru district on Wednesday. The PLM Setia Budi was carrying a dozen passengers from Panjang Port to Geronggang when, for unknown reasons, the boat exploded at 11 a.m. local time, according to reports by the state-run Antara News Agency. Five people were rescued and rushed to Kotabaru Hospital for treatm ...

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East Kalimantan barge explosion kills 4

SANGATTA, EAST KALIMANTAN: The National Police confirmed on Wednesday that four people were killed when a barge exploded near a port belonging to coal mining firm PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) in Sangatta, East Kalimantan, on Monday. National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Agus Rianto said that the Sahoya 3 barge exploded soon after 3,200 tons of fuel had been unloaded on Monday evening. "The flames from the ba ...

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