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2nd explosion kills 2 in Bolivian town hit by weekend blast

An explosion killed two people and injured 10 Tuesday night in the same Bolivian town where eight people died and 40 were injured during weekend Carnival celebrations by a blast that has been blamed on a leak in a gas canister, authorities said.

Interior Secretary Carlos Romero said three people had been detained after the latest explosion while authorities investigate its cause. The blast occurred in the Altiplano region town of Oruro a block from where an explosion happened Saturday night.

Romero said investigators were still studying the first blast to see if it was due to a bad connection on a gas canister as originally thought. Romero said Tuesday night’s explosion dug a crater of “significant dimension” and was not believed to have been caused by a gas leak.

He said a Bolivian couple whose car sustained significant damage from the blast was taken into custody pending the investigation. A third person was detained a short time later, he said.

Antwerp, building collaps after a blast

An explosion took place in the night in Antwerp.

A whole building collapsed, injuring more than 20 people.

On the street floor there was a pizzeria with people still inside.

The firemen have not issued any statement about the causes of the explosion.

Photo: Dirk Waem / AFP

Stockholm station blast: Man dies in ‘hand grenade’ explosion

A 60-year-old man has died in the Swedish capital Stockholm after picking up an object outside an underground station which exploded, police said.

A 45-year-old woman was injured in the blast, which police said was not believed to be terror-related.

Swedish newspapers Expressen and Aftonbladet reported that the device was a hand grenade.

The blast occurred at the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the city. The man died later in hospital. The woman suffered injuries to her face.

There was no indication the couple were targeted, police said.

Bomb explodes outside Greek court amid property protests

The bomb exploded early Friday outside one of Greece’s main courthouses, officials said, but police had cleared the area and nobody was hurt.

The device was a “powerful timer bomb,” Greek far-left groups have frequently used such bombs in the past.

The blast broke several windows in the court facade and the building was closed for the day with all court cases suspended.

 

 

(Photo: Costas Baltas)

New York: ‘Explosion’ at Manhattan bus terminal

The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square.

Some subway train lines there were being evacuated.

The cause of the suspected explosion remains unclear and the police official said it was not yet known if anyone else was wounded.

 

 

(Photo: Alamy stock photo)