Explosions in Jackson Linked to Prior Gas Leak Knowledge by Atmos Energy, Federal Officials Investigate

JACKSON, Miss. – Federal authorities have accused a natural gas distribution company of being aware of a gas leak prior to two home explosions in Jackson, one of which resulted in the death of an elderly woman. The National Transportation Safety Board has reported that Atmos Energy, the gas service provider for both locations where the explosions occurred, had identified and categorized leaks on their distribution system near the two homes. The first explosion occurred …

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Gas Leaks Detected Months Before Fatal Jackson Home Explosions

JACKSON, Miss. — Gas leaks were detected months before gas-fueled home explosions and fires in a South Jackson neighborhood, according to a newly released report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The report revealed that Atmos had identified and classified leaks on their distribution system near both Bristol Boulevard and Shalimar Drive in November and December, preceding the tragic events. The leaks were discovered prior to a home explosion and fire on January 24 on …

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Explosions Injure 18 Firefighters, Claim One Life in Separate Incidents

STERLING, VIRGINIA – A tragic event unfolded in the community of Sterling, Virginia, as one firefighter lost their life and 18 others sustained injuries in a series of explosions. The incidents occurred over a span of just two days, rattling the local fire departments and prompting concern for firefighter safety. On the evening of February 16, 2024, Loudoun County (Virginia) Fire Rescue responded to a gas leak in a single-family residential home. Tragically, a catastrophic …

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Sabotage Caused Explosions Along Iran Gas Pipeline Network, Minister Says

In Fars, Iran, Oil Minister Javad Owji announced that two explosions on the country’s main south-north gas pipeline network were the result of sabotage. The attacks caused gas outages in nearby villages but did not affect industrial plants or offices. Previously in 2011, a similar incident temporarily cut gas to four different regions of the country, which Owji also attributed to sabotage. The National Iranian Gas Company reported that the attacks targeted pipelines in Borujen …

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Explosions Heard in Occupied Mariupol as Ukrainian Partisans Continue Resistance

Residents in Mariupol, Ukraine are reporting the sounds of explosions in areas temporarily occupied by Russian troops, according to a statement from the Mariupol City Council. The noises of explosions have been particularly loud in the Primorskyi district and the 23rd neighborhood, as reported by local residents in various chat groups. The city council also mentioned that the invaders have been communicating about the activity of air defense in the area. In recent times, explosions …

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Report: Explosions Shake Aleppo Airport in Latest Outbreak of Violence

Explosions were reported at Aleppo airport in Syria on Tuesday, causing speculation and concern over the situation in the war-torn country. The nature and cause of the explosions are not immediately clear, but the sound of the blasts has raised alarm among locals and international observers. Aleppo, once Syria’s most populous city, has been a central battleground in the country’s civil war. The airport has been a strategic location in the conflict, and any activity …

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Explosions and Fire at Sikh Temple Ruled Out as Arson Cause by Sacramento County Investigators

Sacramento, California – Investigators in Sacramento County are currently investigating the cause of the recent explosions and fire near a Sikh temple, ruling out arson as a potential cause. The incident occurred at the Gurdwara Sacramento Sikh Society, located on Bradshaw Road, south of Gerber Road. Late January flames engulfed propane tanks, resulting in multiple explosions that spread to a nearby building and vehicles. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District stated that the fire originated at …

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Explosions Force Evacuation of Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson

Nelson, British Columbia – Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson, British Columbia, was evacuated following two explosions outside a trades building on Thursday afternoon. The Nelson Police Department reported no injuries or casualties, and first responders are currently at the scene. The public has been advised to steer clear of the campus as a precaution. Eyewitnesses described hearing two loud blasts and seeing a large plume of smoke rising from the campus. The Silver …

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Pakistan: Dozens Killed in Explosions Ahead of National Elections

Quetta, Pakistan – The eve of Pakistan’s national elections was marked by tragedy as at least 30 people were killed and 40 others were injured in two separate explosions in Balochistan province. The blasts occurred in the Killa Saifullah district outside an election office belonging to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) and in the Pishin district near the office of an independent candidate. Deputy Commissioner Yasir Bazai reported that 12 people were killed and 18 others were …

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Explosions Reported Near US Army Base in Syria

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria – Reports of explosions were heard near a US army base in Syria, according to local sources. The incident occurred in the province of Deir al-Zor, an area that has seen ongoing tensions and violence in recent years. The cause and extent of the explosions were not immediately clear, but the incident is a reminder of the volatile situation in the region. Since the US military’s involvement in Syria’s civil war, the …

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