At least 40 homes are damaged or destroyed in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, as at least 39 gas explosions level houses. Residents are being evacuated to neighboring towns.
At least one person was killed and 13 were injured in Massachusetts Thursday after a series of gas explosions tore through several communities outside Boston, officials said.
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- Two people are killed and two others injured after a fire breaks out in a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The cause is currently under investigation, although some believe the fire was deliberately started in protest of poor living conditions, after a 66-year-old woman and a six-year-old child were killed in a gas explosion.
- Six people are injured and four more could be hospitalized (none are believed critically injured) after a gas explosion at American Steel (part of Amsted Rail Co.), in the Greater St. Louis Metro East suburb of Granite City, Illinois.
- Five people are killed and eleven are injured, two seriously, when an apartment complex is destroyed by a gas explosion in Frenstat pod Radhostem, Czech Republic.
- At least 4 people are killed and 8 others injured as a gas explosion ripped through a residential building in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
- Two people are killed and more than ten others injured in a gas explosion and fire in an apartment building in the Siberian city of Tomsk, Russia.