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Paris gas blast toll rises to 4 after body found in rubble

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Authorities say the building hit by the blast needed to be reinforced as clearing operations in the area could continue for about a week

Two firefighters killed as gas leak explosion rocks central Paris

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Besides the two dead firefighters, 47 people are injured in the blast, 10 of them seriously, the Paris prosecutor's office says

BLAST. A vehicle is overturned amid debris after the explosion of a bakery on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise in central Paris on January 12, 2019. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Makati says Phoenix Bangkal station had no business permit

Nov 06, 2018 - 11:21 PM

Phoenix Petroleum however says it had complied with all required permits and it even voluntarily closed down the station which was the source of a gas leak last week

GAS LEAK. Firefighters discover the Phoenix Petroleum station along Evangelista street in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City is the source of a gas leak. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Makati gas station owners summoned after Phoenix gas leak

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Acting City Administrator Michael Camiña says owners need to be reminded of safety guidelines for gasoline stations to prevent future leaks

INSPECTION. Firefighters warn of an explosion if diesel fumes accumulate too much aboveground. Photos from Makati police

1 dead, 2 injured in gas leak at Samsung chip plant

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The 3 victims were employees of one of Samsung's suppliers and were inspecting the factory's gas-related facilities, Samsung says

CLEANROOM. Samsung semiconductors being worked on in a cleanroom. Image from https://news.samsung.com

Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:09 PM

'A ruptured gas main was discovered using detection equipment and high levels of natural gas were detected in the atmosphere,' a London Fire Brigade spokesman says

Massive California gas leak permanently capped

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:57 AM

We have confirmed that the leak of gas has been capped We have the gas emissions under control says an official of the California Department of Conservation

SEALED. A general view over homes affected by the gas leak from the mountain behind them are pictured in the affluent community Porter Ranch Estates in Porter Ranch, California, USA, January 7, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Massive California gas leak provokes anger

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:28 PM

The leak is detected on October 23 in an underground natural gas well at the Southern California Gas Company s SoCalGas Aliso Canyon site – one of the largest gas facilities in the United States

GAS LEAK. This infrared image released by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows methane gas leaking from the Aliso Canyon facility near the Porter Ranch suburb of Los Angeles. Photo by Environmental Defense Fund/AFP

House approves LPG safety bill

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:23 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection ranks LPG flare ups as a leading cause of violent blazes

New York digs for survivors after blast kills 7

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:34 AM

At least 7 people are dead following a gas explosion that flattened two Manhattan apartment buildings

AFTER THE BLAST. A view of the scene of an explosion that occurred on March 12 destroying two buildings as firefighters continue to try and extinguish the fire in New York on March 13, 2014 Justin Lane/EPA

4 dead, 63 hurt as NY buildings collapse

Mar 13, 2014 - 6:56 AM

7TH UPDATE The explosion flattened two residential buildings and was caused by a gas leak 4 people died and 63 were reported injured

RAISED ALARMS. Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton/AFP

Serendra tenant's remains flown to US

Jul 11, 2013 - 8:03 PM

The transfer of Angelito San Juan s remains wake and burial expenses will all be covered by Ayala Land Inc

SERENDRA VICTIM. Angelito San Juan dies almost 5 weeks since the Two Serendra blast, from complication sustained from the explosion. Photo from meetup.com

BGC residents now required to self-inspect LPG

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Buildings in Bonifacio Global City that use piped in gas are now required to self inspect their gas systems following the fatal Serendra gas explosion

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

'Two other LPG blasts at the Fort must be probed'

Jul 01, 2013 - 6:07 PM

A lawmaker urges government to investigate two other explosions that took place before the Two Serendra blast and pushes for a new law to address the problem

MASSIVE DAMAGE. The explosion at Two Serendra Unit 501B blew out a wall that crushed a passing truck, killing 3. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra permanently shuts off LPG system

Jun 29, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Close to a month after the blast that killed 3 and injured 4 Serendra management says it will replace gas ranges with electric stoves on a like for like basis

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra revisited: Facts, more questions

Jun 29, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Almost a month after the Two Serendra blast government has yet to determine the cause of the gas leak

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Oil spill in Pasig River causes alarm

Jun 23, 2013 - 2:05 AM

UPDATED Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim advises residents roused by foul odor to take necessary precautions including evacuation if needed

Two Serendra residents: Back to normal in 6 months

Jun 14, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Some affected residents have been moved into unoccupied Serendra units

SAFETY CHECKS. Ayala Land will conduct safety checks across the board. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Why Ayala execs stay behind the scenes after Serendra blast

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Ayala Land president says they don t want to send out messages that would conflict with the government s official one

BEHIND THE SCENES. Why has Ayala Land top officials remained silent during the investigations? Photo by Aya Lowe

Will Ayala take responsibility for Serendra blast?

Jun 13, 2013 - 8:48 PM

Ayala says it will implement more safety measures in the wake of the blast

CHALLENGE. Ayala Land Inc President Tony Aquino admits monitoring gas detectors of individual units is difficult. Photo by Rappler

Roxas: Serendra blast caused by LPG

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:52 AM

Investigators conclude LPG caused the explosion at Two Serendra last May 31 Was the LPG distributed to Serendra tenants odorless?

Blast highlights Serendra flaws

Jun 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

As the probe on the cause of the Two Serendra blast continues residents raise concerns about gas detectors and lack of safety procedures during emergencies

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra unit 'not cleared for leasing'

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Serendra management allowed Angelito San Juan to stay in Unit 501B even if it was yet to be cleared for leasing after renovations to the apartment

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Serendra unit owner to return from US for probe

Jun 03, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Marianne Castillo who is based in California expresses deepest sympathy for the victims and says her family is equally devastated over the damage caused by the explosion

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard