S.E. Fireworks, a company that stores fireworks articles, is located in the middle of the working class housing estate of Mekkelholt in the northern Dutch city of Enschede. On 13 May 2000, two explosions in a fireworks warehouse detonated an estimated 100 tonnes of explosives. The blast was felt up to 30 kilometers away. Within minutes the surrounding residential quarter was devasted. Some 400 ...
A large explosion has ripped through a fireworks factory near the Australian city of Sydney, damaging nearby houses.
No injuries have been reported, but 10 homes have been evacuated in a one-kilometre exclusion zone around the Howard and Sons plant at Wallerawang.
The blast could have been caused by an intruder, a police spokesman said.
The drama began shortly before 2pm on Sunday on a remote industrial estate. Members of the family-run company fled after discovering a fire had broken out. At first, 10 fire engines and crews were dispatched, but more officers were called in as the scale of the blaze became apparent. The biggest explosion, which residents compared to a bomb going off, was at about 3pm. The explosions at the de...
NEW YORK (AP) -- An underground steam pipe explosion tore through a Manhattan street near Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, swallowing a tow truck and killing one person as hundreds of others ran for cover amid a towering geyser of steam and flying rubble. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the explosion was not terrorism.
The RAF Fauld explosion was a military accident which occurred at 11:11am on Monday, 27th November 1944 at the RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot.
Between 3,450 and 3,930 tons (3,500 and 4,000 tonnes) of ordnance explodedómostly comprising high explosive (HE)-filled bombs, but including a variety of other types of weapons and including 500 million rounds of rifle ammu...
The Fujimiya Factory maintains about 100,000 m2 of greenery in the neighboring area of the factory, where employee apartment buildings and dormitories are located. Some of these spots are open to the public and used as athletic fields, tennis courts, golf ranges and other recreational facilities by the local community.
Opened in 1879 the Cadbury chocolate factory in Bournville was one of the first to provided its workers with housing, education and training, pension schemes and medical facilities. As well as the factory the site now houses the "Cadbury World" exhibition.
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