A government-led investigation is under way in Lebanon to probe the cause of the massive explosion that ripped through the capital, Beirut. The government announced on Wednesday that those responsible for guarding and storage at Beirut’s port – the epicentre of the blast – would be placed under house arrest[…]
“Hospitals are full as they are specialised for coronavirus cases so they cannot assist with injuries. Many people are still under the destroyed buildings and some are in the sea. What’s happening now is a disaster. We don’t know how to respond because the need is so huge.” These are[…]
It was only after a massive explosion ripped through Beirut that most people in Lebanon learned about the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a hangar at the city’s port. The detonation of the material – used in bombs and fertilisers – sent shockwaves through the Lebanese capital, killing[…]
Dozens of passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb. A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a “Taliban roadside bomb” and at least 32 were killed and 17 wounded, said Muhibullah Muhib, the spokesman for[…]
At least six people have been killed after a bomb detonated near university premises in Afghanistan‘s capital on Friday, officials said. Wahidullah Mayar, the Health Ministry spokesman, wrote on Twitter that another 27 people were wounded in Friday’s explosion. Reports said the blast took place near Kabul University’s southern entrance. There[…]
A tanker transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exploded in the industrial area of Worcester in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two people were left injured after a truck burst into flames at High and Church Road intersection in the small town. Firefighters from the Brede Fire Services battled the[…]
Calls for a thorough investigation to be intensified continue to mount after eight people were killed in an explosion in Macassar near Somerset West on Monday night. A community meeting was held in the area Tuesday night to lend support to the victims of the explosion disaster at the Rheinmetall[…]
A gun battle is under way in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad after an explosion was heard near the city’s provincial hospital, according to provincial officials. Provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP news agency that gunmen had stormed the refugees and repatriation department compound, which is in the[…]
An explosion has reportedly targeted the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his entrance into the Gaza Strip. According to Al Jazeera’s correspondent Wael Dahdouh in Gaza, the explosive device was detonated after Hamdallah and his convoy passed through the Beit Hanoun checkpoint with Israel in northern Gaza.[…]
Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels on Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) before setting off the blast, with initial reports saying the explosion could have come from[…]
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