Port Stephens teenager critically injured, four burnt, in fire pit explosion

Port Stephens teenager critically injured, four burnt, in fire pit explosion

Posted May 06, 2018 20:17:30 A 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition and four others have suffered burns after an explosion near Port Stephens. Police said an initial investigation suggested the explosion occurred after a flammable liquid was poured onto a fire pit on a patio. A crime scene …

Explosion victim spoke to neighbours minutes before his death

Explosion victim spoke to neighbours minutes before his death

Updated April 21, 2018 14:33:54 A neighbour and her three children were talking to a man minutes before a gas cylinder exploded and killed him, north of Brisbane, on Friday afternoon. Emergency services said the man in his fifties was killed when a gas cylinder exploded in his backyard in …

Man killed in gas cylinder explosion at home north of Brisbane

Man killed in gas cylinder explosion at home north of Brisbane

Email Updated April 20, 2018 22:06:43 Photo: Emergency services were called to Warner Road about 5:30pm on Friday. (ABC News: Mark Leonardi) Map: Warner 4500 A man is dead after a gas cylinder explosion at a home in Warner, north of Brisbane. Emergency services were called to Warner Road about …

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Posted April 20, 2018 08:19:28 Photo: Photographs comparing the engine damage on two separate Southwest Airlines flights. (Twitter: Stephanie, Marty Martinez via AP) Southwest Airlines opposed a recommendation to inspect its fan blades after a 2016 accident in which one snapped off mid-flight, just like during the engine failure this …

Texas police dashcam captures moment house engulfed in fiery explosion — with three people inside

Texas police dashcam captures moment house engulfed in fiery explosion — with three people inside

Updated April 19, 2018 16:56:40 Video: Police dash cam footage shows moment house explodes (ABC News) A police car dashboard camera has captured the moment a huge explosion engulfed a house and blew it to pieces earlier this month in Hurst, a city in the US state of Texas. The …

Three dead in Brisbane house fire after neighbour hears explosion

Three dead in Brisbane house fire after neighbour hears explosion

Updated April 17, 2018 07:47:36 Photo: Police are treating the fire as suspicious. (ABC News: Kristian Silva) Two women and a man are dead after fire tore through a home at Everton Hills in Brisbane’s north this morning. The blaze broke out at the Pavonia Street home about 5:30am, with …

Shopping centre gas explosion leaves man in critical condition

Shopping centre gas explosion leaves man in critical condition

Posted April 13, 2018 18:24:19 A man is in a critical condition after suffering burns to several parts of his body during a gas explosion at a shopping centre in Sydney’s inner-west. Emergency services were called to Ashfield Mall on Liverpool Road at about 5:00pm, after reports a man had …

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

How a post-war population explosion put an end to Sydney’s ‘visionary’ Green Belt plan – Curious Sydney

Updated March 29, 2018 14:24:39 Photo: A 1948 map showing the original County of Cumberland planning scheme. (Supplied: City of Sydney Archives) A “visionary and radical” plan to protect a swathe of Sydney’s bush and farmland in the 1950s failed because of an unexpected population boom and pressure on development …

Austin explosion injures at least one person, authorities say

Austin explosion injures at least one person, authorities say

Updated March 21, 2018 12:59:37 Emergency personnel are responding to another explosion in Austin, Texas, this one at a store in the southern part of the city, authorities say. Key points: Injuries to man in his 30s are non life-threatening Its the sixth explosion in Austin area since March 2 …