October 8, 2015


China’s becoming safer, but Tianjin blast highlights problems still remain

BEIJING — By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters — from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started Read More…

At least 28 dead in Turkish explosion

ISTANBUL — A midday explosion in Turkey’s southeastern city of Suruc near the Syrian border killed 28 people Monday and sent nearly 100 others to the hospital, Turkish officials said. The prime minister’s office gave the casualty toll in a phone call to The Associated Press. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Read More…

Flooding sparks Ghana gas station blast; at least 73 dead

ACCRA, Ghana — Massive flooding in Ghana’s capital swept stored fuel into a nearby fire, setting off a huge explosion at a gas station that killed 73 people and set alight neighboring buildings, authorities said Thursday. The explosion took place as dozens sought shelter in gas station and nearby shops in central Accra to escape Read More…