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  • UK: Tilbury Port explosion badly damages grain terminal silos

    July 3, 2020

    The roof of a grain store has been partially destroyed in a “massive explosion” at Tilbury Port in Essex. The blast happened at about 09:55 BST, the fire service said. A witness described hearing the “horrendous” noise “like a bomb going off”, while another said “flames shot up about 75m above the silos”. A Port of Tilbury spokeswoman ...

  • Lithuania: Explosion in Vilnius was planned during daytime with people around

    June 26, 2020

    The bomb placed at the building housing international company in Vilnius last October did not go off but it could have caused major damage to the building and injured many people, Rolandas Kiskis, chief of Lithuania’s criminal police, says. The suspect planned to detonate the bomb during daytime with many people in the building. According to Kiskis, ...

  • China explosion: Tanker truck blows up, killing 19 people

    June 13, 2020

    A tanker truck explosion in southeast China has killed 19 people and left over 170 injured, according to local media. The vehicle was carrying liquefied gas when it exploded on a highway in Zhejiang province on Saturday. Images on social media show debris and plumes of smoke engulfing the area, and debris causing damage to buildings. Authorities say ...

  • UK: Surrey Police remains in Redhill following controlled explosion

    June 12, 2020

    A controlled explosion of “unidentified materials” was carried out in a residential area of Redhill following the arrest of a teenage boy. A large presence of emergency services was in Spencer Way from around 3.25pm on Thursday (June 11) and police remain at the scene on Friday (June 12). A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday (May ...