Explosion

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DateCountryDetail
11/09/1879
United States An explosion in the Prince of Wales colliery at Abercare in Wales kills 290 miners.
01/05/1900
United States An explosion in a coal mine in Utah US kills 200
25/04/1901
Germany 200 people are killed in a chemical factory explosion near Griesheim, Germany.
24/05/1901
United Kingdom At least 78 men were buried alive following a series of gas explosions in the Sengenydd coal mine near Caerphilly.
28/01/1907
Germany A mine explosion in the German city of Saarbrucken kills 164
22/10/1913
United States An explosion in a coal mine in Dawson, New Mexico kills more than 250 miners.
16/09/1920
United Kingdom A bomb explodes in Wall Street, New York killing 30 people and injuring a further 200.
20/10/1944
United States Two liquified gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio killing 130 people.
28/06/1960
United Kingdom A gas explosion kills 37 in a coal mine in Monmouthshire, Wales
10/09/1973
United Kingdom Two bombs explode in rail stations in London injuring 13 people.
22/10/1974
United Kingdom A provisional IRA bomb explodes in a London club injuring four people.
05/09/1975
United Kingdom A bomb explodes at the London Hilton hotel killing 2 and injuring 63
18/03/1979
United Kingdom Three die and eight are seriously injured in an explosion at a colliery in Lancashire.
02/11/1982
Afghanistan A truck explosion in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan kills 3,000, mostly Russian troops returning to Kabul.
10/01/1985
United Kingdom Eight people die and dozens are injured when an explosion destroys a block of flats in south-west London.

 

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