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.
29/11/1985
United Kingdom A family of four are killed in a gas explosion which destroys their block of flats in Glasgow.
02/04/1986
Greece Four people are killed after they are sucked through a hole blown in the side of a TWA jet flying to Athens.
05/04/1986
Germany A bomb explodes in La Belle disco crowded with US servicemen in Berlin, Germany, killing at least two and injuring over 100.
12/03/1993
India At least 200 people are killed when a series of devastating bombs explode in India's financial capital.
24/04/1993
United Kingdom The City of London is devastated as an IRA bomb explodes, killing one person and injuring 40
18/07/1997
United States A TWA jumbo jet explodes over the Atlantic after leaving New York for Paris, killing all 230 passengers and crew.
04/09/1997
Israel A series of suicide bomb attacks in Jerusalem leaves 8 people dead.
07/08/1998
Kenya Bombs explode outside the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania killing more than 200 and injuring more than 5,000.
13/09/1999
Russian Federation An explosion destroys an eight storey appartment building in Moscow, killing 118 people.
03/08/2001
United Kingdom A car bomb explodes in Ealing Broadway, London, seven people are injured. Dissident Irish Republicans are blamed for the explosion.
21/10/2002
Israel A suicide car bomb attack in northern Israel kills 14 passersby and the two suicide bombers.
25/08/2003
India The Indian city of Bombay is hit by two car bomb explosions, 44 are killed and 150 injured.
11/03/2004
Spain At least 170 people are killed after ten powerful explosions tear through three Madrid train stations during the morning rush-hour.
03/04/2004
Spain Five suspects in the Madrid bombing blow themselves up when surrounded by police.
31/08/2004
Russian Federation A woman wearing explosives blows herself up outside a Moscow subway station killing 10.
02/01/2006
United States An methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia traps 13 miners for more than 40 hours, only one miner survives.
11/07/2006
India Eight bombs explode on the commuter rail network in Mumbia, India, killing more than 200 people.
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