There were sparks and a fire after the transformer blew out.
British and French soldiers watch the firing of a great gun on the French front during World War 1. Undated photo. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK — A gas leak triggered a thunderous explosion that flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about …
A flip of a switch, the flash of a spark and moments later a 12,300-square-foot building was reduced to rubble.
Dead and injured victims were removed from Supreme Cleaners after the gas explosion 50 years ago today. Seven people died in the blast at Grant Road and Stone Avenue.
Rescue workers struggle to dig out Supreme Cleaners co-owner Harris Salonic, who told officials before he died that he was in the fur vault when he flipped a light switch that threw a spark and ignited the blast.
A rifle grenade fired by a soldier at left explodes at an already shattered and pock marked window at the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island where rioting prisoners are cornered after killing two guards and wounding 15, May 3, 1946. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)
A large explosion destroyed a metal roll-up door and damaged the contents of a storage unit just before 9 this morning.
PHOENIX — A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside an Arizona Social Security Administration office is set to appear in federal court in Phoenix.
Pamela Phillips' defense attorneys believe their client remains mentally unfit to stand trial and would like her to be medicated, but the judge presiding over her case strongly disagrees.
A gaping hole caused by an explosion in an underground garage at New York's World Trade Center reveals various levels of parking beneath the twin towers complex, March 8, 1993. New steel beams were added over the weekend to help shore up the center's shaken foundation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)