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Mexico pipeline explosion killed 89, Pemex defends response

Mexico pipeline explosion killed 89, Pemex defends responseThere were also 51 people injured, Health Minister Jorge Alcocer told a morning news conference. Over the weekend, a series of possible missteps by the current government became clear, from the delay in shutting off the pipeline, to relatives saying fuel shortages caused by the government’s anti-theft policy attracted people to the leak.



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Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: official

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 79: officialThe death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 79 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a fuel-line leak that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline. The search for remains at the site of the explosion in the state of Hidalgo ended late Saturday but officials indicated that the death toll could still rise. Health Minister Jorge Alcocer said 66 people were hospitalized in Hidalgo, and others in worse conditions had been moved to Mexico City for specialized treatment.



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Aerials of deadly pipeline explosion in Mexico

Aerials of deadly pipeline explosion in MexicoFootage shows the aftermath of a massive explosion at an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan, about 60 miles north of Mexico City.



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Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosion

Russia: 4 dead in apartment collapse, apparent gas explosionMOSCOW (AP) — At least four people died Monday when an apartment building's section collapsed after an apparent gas explosion in Russia's Ural Mountains region, and hundreds of rescuers searched for survivors under the rubble in the frigid weather.



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No aliens: NY transformer explosion lights sky, knocks power

No aliens: NY transformer explosion lights sky, knocks powerNEW YORK (AP) — A transformer explosion at an electrical plant set the skies above New York City ablaze in an eerie, pulsing blue light Thursday night, causing scattered power outages, delaying flights and sparking a social media storm of jokes about an alien invasion.



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Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's Sapporo

Police, firemen search for cause of explosion in Japan's SapporoPolice and fire officials on Monday were searching for the cause of a dramatic explosion in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo that collapsed a building and injured 42 people. Sapporo police and fire officials said it was too early to say anything certain about the cause of the explosion.



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Explosion at northern Japan restaurant leaves more than 40 injured

Explosion at northern Japan restaurant leaves more than 40 injuredMore than 40 people were injured in an explosion on Sunday night at a restaurant in northern Japan. The explosion occurred in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido, and caused nearby apartment buildings and houses to shake. Police said 42 people were injured, most of them mildly, though one was in serious condition. They were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. The cause of the explosion, which occurred at a two-storey restaurant in the Toyohira district, is under investigation, police said, adding that they had no further details. TV footage from Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed the restaurant in flames, with debris scattered on the ground. The cause of an explosion at a bar in Sapporo, Japan, is currently under investigation Credit: TWITTER/@KEIBAPANDRA/REUTERS The footage later showed grey smoke billowing from the restaurant as dozens of firefighters poured water onto the building, which was charred and nearly collapsing. Windows on an apartment building next door were broken, and cars parked outside were partially covered with debris that had fallen on them. A witness told NHK that he smelled gas after the sound of an explosion. The broadcaster said the district office was to set up a shelter for neighbours of the restaurant to stay overnight so they could escape the smoke. 



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Restaurant explosion injures dozens in Sapporo, Japan

Restaurant explosion injures dozens in Sapporo, JapanA suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said. The powerful explosion in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, shook nearby buildings, shattered windows and scattered wooden debris across the area. One person was in serious condition, but police said the other injuries were mostly mild.



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Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42

Suspected gas explosion destroys eatery in Japan, hurts 42TOKYO (AP) — A suspected gas explosion destroyed wooden buildings housing a restaurant and a real estate office in northern Japan on Sunday night, injuring 42 people, police and local media said.



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A Suspected Gas Explosion Has Injured More Than 40 People at a Busy Restaurant in Japan

A Suspected Gas Explosion Has Injured More Than 40 People at a Busy Restaurant in JapanThe explosion happened Sunday night in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island



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