Hazards

Woman killed in Athens blast identified as mother of two

A woman killed in a gas explosion at a sandwich shop in downtown Athens on Thursday morning has been identified as accountant and mother of two Vassiliki Parastatidou.

Fire investigators say that the explosion on busy Victoria Square was probably caused by welders working in the shop who accidentally cut the gas line.

Stampede occurs during opening of discount store in Turkey's Tekirdağ

A stampede occurred during the opening of a store selling discount household goods on Oct. 18 in the northwestern Turkish province of Tekirdağ, Doğan News Agency has reported.

Locals had flooded to the store hoping to take advantage of opening day sales but the sheer number of shoppers ended up causing a stampede in the Hayrabolu district of Tekirdağ.

Paris explosion reported on social media!

Reports are surfacing of an explosion in central Paris, with witnesses posting images and videos of smoke rising above buildings in the French capital. More details as they become available. The cause of the blast is as yet unknown. However, several Twitter users suggest it was a gas explosion. The blast reportedly took place not far from Montparnasse area, on the left bank of the river Seine.

Death Toll from Warehouse Explosions in China's Tianjin Rises

The two explosions, which occurred at a warehouse in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin on Wednesday night, claimed the lives of at least seventeen people and left hundreds others injured.

According to media reports, the explosions hit a warehouse storing "dangerous and chemical goods" in the port area of the city, the BBC informs.

Three injured in hotel explosion in eastern Turkey

Three people were injured in an explosion on the sixth floor of a hotel in the eastern province of Elaz?? on July 24. 

Initial reports said the explosion, the cause of which had not been officially determined, injured three individuals, who were hospitalized immediately. Natural gas company officials took measures in case the explosion occurred due to an unnoticed gas leak.

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