Huge gas tanker explosion shuts down highway

SALT LAKE CITY — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the

Meth lab explodes with child inside; 2 women arrested: cops

Two women were arrested after a methamphetamine lab in a Texas apartment exploded while a child was in the home, causing several windows to be blown out during a blast residents described as a bomb going off. Nancy Cruz-Rodriguez, 39, and Odalys Corrales, 18, were arrested and charged with

Man killed after explosion near Stockholm subway station

A man was killed outside a Stockholm subway station Sunday morning when an object he picked up from the ground blew up, local reports said. A 45-year-old woman was also injured in the blast outside the Varby Gard station in Sweden’s capital, The Local reported. “There was something on the

One injured after explosion rocks Hollywood restaurant

LOS ANGELES — Police say one person was injured in an explosion that was possibly the result of natural gas at a restaurant in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Fire Department says one woman was evaluated for injuries after the blast Wednesday night at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill,

Port Authority terror suspect’s wife gets grilled in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi authorities on Tuesday were grilling the wife and other relatives of the alleged Port Authority bomber, officials said. Authorities from Bangladesh’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Department were interrogating 25-year-old Jannatul Ferdous Jui, the wife of 27-year-old suspect Akayed Ullah, following Monday’s ISIS-inspired terror attack. Details

Port Authority bombing creates rush-hour chaos

The explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station snarled the Monday morning rush for thousands of commuters. 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W and 7 trains were all bypassing 42nd Street as police investigate, according to the MTA. A and C trains were stopping along

Video captures suspect setting off pipe bomb in bus terminal

Cellphone video appears to show the moment a man detonated a pipe bomb inside the Port Authority bus terminal subway station Monday morning. The footage from a Port Authority surveillance camera monitor shows commuters walking through a narrow hall on the way to the A, C and E trains

Neighbors say Port Authority bombing suspect always looked ‘angry’

Monday’s would-be suicide bomber is a former black-car driver from Bangladesh who lived with his parents in Brooklyn — and walked around “always angry,’’ neighbors and authorities said. “I’ve seen him in the neighborhood’’ going to get his coffee and bagels, said Kat Mara, 63, who works at a

Port Authority bomb suspect said attack was payback for violence in Gaza

The ISIS-inspired Port Authority bombing suspect was trying to exact revenge for Israeli actions in Gaza, according to a new report. Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant living in Brooklyn, allegedly told cops that he wanted vengeance for attacks in the Palestinian territory — where four people have been killed

Terror victim is ‘angry’ after Port Authority attack, family says

One of the victims in Monday’s terror bombing under the Port Authority Bus Terminal is “angry” and on edge hours after the rush-hour attack, her family told The Post. Alfonso Chavez, 42, said his sister Veronica Chavez, 45, was “steps away from the explosion” when suspect Akayed Ullah allegedly

Suicide bombing suspect was a cab driver bent on revenge: cops

The would-be suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device underground near the bustling Port Authority Bus Terminal, is a former New York City cab driver who told investigators that he was inspired by ISIS to carry out the attack for revenge, law enforcement sources said. Akayed Ullah, 27, who

FBI, NYPD raid Port Authority bomb suspect’s apartment

FBI agents and NYPD cops swooped down on three Brooklyn apartments tied to Monday’s would-be terror bomber — including the pad where he is believed to have assembled his crude explosive device, law-enforcement sources said. The members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force are hunting for evidence including computers,

Witnesses describe scramble to escape after Port Authority blast

Shaken straphangers caught up in the Port Authority terror attack told The Post of the terrifying moments when they heard the blast and ran for their lives. “I heard a kaboom. It was shaky,” said Jamar Moore, 39, who was near a turnstile when he felt the explosion. “There was

Missing sub reported leak, fire before disappearance

The crew of the Argentine submarine that went missing 12 days ago reported that water had leaked into the snorkel and caused one of the vessel’s batteries to short circuit, according to new reports. The commander of the ARA San Juan — which vanished Nov. 15 in the Atlantic

Man dies from injuries after chainsaw explodes

WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries. Lehigh County officials say 68-year-old David Baker was working at his home in Warrington Township, York County, when the explosion occurred Thursday. He was taken to a

Several workers dead after explosion at firecracker factory

NEW DELHI — An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India as Hindus celebrated their most popular Diwali festival, police said Thursday. A police officer said rescuers cleared debris of the collapsed building in a town in Balasore district in Orissa

Olive Garden explosion leaves massive hole in restaurant

A Maryland Olive Garden had “some type of explosion” on Wednesday afternoon that blew a huge hole through the rear of the restaurant. The Olive Garden in Laurel, MD, was left with a massive hole in the building where the electrical utility room is, Mark Brady, chief spokesperson for Prince George’s

Multiple injured after oil rig explodes in Louisiana

Several injuries have been reported Sunday night after an oil rig in Louisiana exploded. At least six people have confirmed injuries from an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor told The Times-Picayune. McGregor said that while many of the injuries are serious, no one has

Scooter explodes in front of Jordanian attache’s Paris office

PARIS — A scooter caught fire, setting off a small explosion outside the office of Jordan’s military attache in Paris, local police and Jordan’s Foreign Ministry said. The fire caused minor damage, but no injuries. Police are investigating whether the fire was accidental. A police official told The Associated Press that the scooter

London subway station reopens after attack on train

London transport authorities say they have re-opened the station where a bomb partially detonated on a subway car, injuring 29 people. The blast sent what witnesses described as a fireball through the packed train during the Friday morning rush hour. The injuries, some from the explosion and others from an ensuing

Fresh fire erupts at flooded Texas chemical plant

Video shows a raging fire at the Texas chemical plant where two explosions occurred earlier this week. The massive fire at the Arkema Inc. plant in Crosby spit thick black smoke into the air Friday evening — one day after a container of organic peroxides exploded at the facility. An Arkema executive

2 explosions reported at flooded Texas chemical plant

Two explosions were reported on Thursday at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, and a sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital after inhaling chemicals, the company said. The company said it was notified at approximately 2 a.m., by the Harris County Emergency Operations Center of two explosions

Smoke and explosion reported at Texas chemical plant

Smoke and an explosion were reported on Thursday at the flood-hit Arkema SA (AKE.PA) chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, Houston TV station Fox 26 reported. The company evacuated remaining workers at the damaged plant on Tuesday, and Harris County ordered the evacuation of residents within a 1.5-mile radius of the plant,

Residents evacuated over fear of Texas chemical plant explosion

A 1 ½-mile area around a Texas chemical plant has been evacuated amid mounting fears the facility could explode due to damage from Tropical Storm Harvey’s flood waters. Volatile chemicals in the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, could blow, because refrigerators keeping them at stable temperatures have lost power, the company

Minnesota school gas explosion turns deadly

A natural-gas explosion caused a Minneapolis school to partially collapse Wednesday morning – leaving one person dead, another missing and several injured, according to officials. Emergency crews rushed to the Minnehaha Academy — a Christian college prep school — to fight the ensuing blaze and search for victims after the blast

Landlord who opened explosive package has died

A 73-year-old Queens landlord who opened a package that exploded in his hands last week has died, according to police sources Tuesday. George Wray of the Brookville neighborhood passed away Tuesday after being hospitalized at Nassau University Hospital with second- and third-degree burns on his head, arms, torso and legs, sources